Lausanne 2020 Medals Unveiled

(ATR) The IOC launched a competition inviting artists to submit designs to create medals for next year's Youth Olympics. 

(ATR) A design from New Zealand is the winner of a worldwide competition to create the medals for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The winning design, along with the runners-up, was selected by notable panelists that included Olympian Danka Bartekova, Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre, and Vivianne Morey, dean of arts and communication at Eracom in Lausanne.

The winning design, "Beauty in Diversity", was submitted by New Zealand’s Zakea Page. The runners-up in the competition were Johan Poizat of France winning second and Mishael Jacob Pueblas of the Philippines with third.

Page's design was inspired by Maya Angelou's quote , "In diversity there is beauty." Page also added, "This is fitting because the Youth Olympic Games are not only a celebration of human excellence, but also of culture and humanity."

After the contest, the reverse side of the medal will be designed by the organizing committee.

Page will receive a trip to Lausanne to see the medals awarded during the Winter YOG.

Additionally, the winner will receive a set of medals with their design as a keepsake.

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games takes place from January 9 to January 22.

Written by Greer Wilson

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