Lausanne 2020: Winter Youth Olympic Games

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Commentary Solutions

Switzerland recently played host to the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which ran from 9 to 22 January, and which saw 1,872 young athletes from 79 countries take part in 16 disciplines across eight sports. 

The action took place in and around Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva and in the nearby Vaud Alps. Gravity Media was engaged by The Olympic Channel to run a remote transmission suite for the event from Madrid. 

The Youth Olympic Channel covered a range of events including Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Curling, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air and Slalom Alpine Skiing. 

Our Madrid team (Director, PA, EVS operator and GFX op) looked after four feeds, relayed from Lausanne to Madrid where commentary was implemented. The broadcast went live between 09:30 and 10:00 each day with a mixture of live and pre-recorded material, with Gravity Media overseeing the edits and ensuring smooth transition between events. 

Our thanks go to everyone at The Olympic Channel for making it such an enjoyable project to work on. We were all made to feel very welcome, and we’ve all come away delighted to have contributed to the most successful Winter Youth Olympics ever.