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IOC: Next Winter Youth Olympic hosts to be announced by early 2025

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Gangneung, South Korea: The next hosts for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be announced no later than early 2025, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

“There will be no flag handover ceremony tonight because we will decide the next hosts at a later stage,” said Bach, hours before the closing ceremony of the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympics.

“You can expect their announcement either later this year or at the latest early next year,” the IOC chief noted.

“Our commission, which is responsible for this, needs a little bit more time to evaluate different projects and then conclude which would be the most appropriate destination for 2028.”

Gangwon 2024, which opened on January 19, will end with a closing ceremony on Thursday evening. This is the first time that there will be no flag handover in YOG history.

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