22 January 2012
21:00:30 Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony Part One
21:02:53 Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony Part Two
21:03:25 Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony Part Three
21:07:45 Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony Part Four
Closing Ceremony Part One
So the first Winter Youth Olympic Games draw to an close.
The closing ceremony the final event of these games.
An occasion very much a mixture of formality and fun.
* upsound 18.48.20: "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Medals Plaza. Tonight after 10 days of
competition, culture, education and friendship, we have come to the Closing Ceremony of the first Winter Youth
Olympic Games, Innsbruck 2012 "
The Medals Plaza in the centre of Innsbruck is where the victory ceremonies have taken place each night at the
conclusion of the day's sporting action.
* upsound 18:50:12: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Governor of Tyrol Gunther Platter and the President of the
International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge."
Like everyone else, the President of the IOC Jacques Rogge and the Governor of Tyrol Gunther Platter have
enjoyed these Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Their vision was to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt Olympic values.
Next the stars of the show...
* upsound 18:52:08: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the athletes of the First Winter Youth Olympic Games."
The atmosphere inside the Medals Plaza very relaxed and informal - the purpose of the evening to officially close
the Games - and have a party.
An opportunity for athletes to come together to share a few memories and toast new friends.
More than 1,000 youngsters have spent the last 10 days competing on snow and ice.
* upsound: 19.11:00: "Olympic film" ????
Innsbruck has made Olympic history, becoming the first city to host the Olympic family three times. The Austrian
city was host of the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games.
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* upsound: 19:14:10 "Good evening ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Closing Ceremony of the First Winter
Youth Olympic Games, Innsbruck 2012.
A total of 70 nations sent teams to these Games - different cultures brought together under the banner of Olympic
As is tradition, the flag parade led by Greece, birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games.
As always, the flag of the host nation, Austria, the last in the parade.
Closing Ceremony Part Two
The volunteers are an essential part of any Olympics. In Innsbruck they've played a huge part in making these Games such a success.
The athletes keen to show their thanks for their efforts. (as flowers are handed over)
* upsound: 19:25:24: "Ladies and Gentlemen, we would now like to thank, on behalf of all the athletes, the
volunteers of the First Winter Youth Olympic Games, Innsbruck 2012."
The first Winter Youth Olympic Games are about to officially come to an end.
Closing Ceremony Part Three
* upsound: 19:39:03: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the Chairman of the Innsbruck Organising
Committee for the First Winter Youth Olympic Games, Richard Rubatscher, and the President of the International
Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge.
* upsound: 19:39:43: "Speech by Richard Rubatscher..."
* upsound: 19:41:43: "Speech by Mr Jacques Rogge....."
(Lowering of the Olympic Flag and Handover)
upsound: 19:44:09: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand for the Olympic Anthem"
The second Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in the Norwegian town of Lillehammer in 2016...
upsound: 19:46:11: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the Mayor of Innsbruck, Christine Oppitz-Plorer,
accompanied by Benjamin Gogl, a young representative of Innsbruck, and Lillehammer's Mayor, Espen Johnsen,
accompanied by Mathea Tofte, a young representative of Lillehammer. They will join the President of the
International Olympic Committee for the Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony.
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upsound: 19:53:21: "Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow athletes, in a few moments the Youth Olympic Flame will be
extinguished thus closing these first Winter Youth Olympic Games. But this is not the end. It is, in fact, only the
beginning. May the spirit of the Games and all that they symbolise, be present in the lives of each and every one of us."
Extinction of the flame
upsound: 19.58.41: "Ladies and Gentlemen. this concludes the Closing Ceremony of the First Winter Youth
Olympic Games. Good night, everyone."
Closing Ceremony Part Four
Once the Closing Ceremony was over the athletes made their way through the streets of Innsbruck to the
Congress Centre in the Olympic Village for a farewell party.