IOC / BOLT OLYMPIC TORCH

09-Jan-2020 00:03:28
Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). IOC
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STORY: IOC / BOLT OLYMPIC TORCH
TRT: 3:28
SOURCE: IOC
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 JANUARY 2020, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, aerial view of the Olympic House
2. Close up, the Rings outside Olympic House
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Usain Bolt, Eight-time Olympic Gold Medalist:
“To all of you kids out there I want to say all the best of luck. That’s where I started, you know what I mean, that’s where your future starts to take shape so go out there, do your best and enjoy yourself, that’s the key thing, enjoy the experience, you’re this young, take your time, develop and get great. So, all the best and stay up, alright!”
4. Pan right, Olympic torch being carried to Olympic House
5. Wide shot, Lausanne 2020 mascot Yodli waves to the crowd
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Christelle Boivin, BMX World Champion:
“It was a dream and I hope everybody can live it one day because it’s unbelievable.”
7.Wide shot, the Olympic torch is passed onto the next leg in front of the Rings at Olympic House
8.SOUNDBITE (French) Jonathan Lareau, Lausanne 2020 Olympic torch bearer:
“For me, the Olympic torch relay engulfs Olympism, it means friendship and surpassing your expectations, it has always been a dream for me [to be a torch bearer] and it came true today.”
9. Aerial shot, city of Lausanne
10. Close up, the Olympic torch
11. Tracking, Olympic torch continues its journey through Lausanne
12. Wide shot, the Olympic torch bearer ‘high-fives’ school children
13. Wide shot, Olympic torch continues its journey through Lausanne
14. SOUNDBITE (French) Philippe Leuba, Chef Departement Economie de l’innovation et du Sport du Canton de Vaud:
“It’s a unique event. We have never had the Olympic flame in Lausanne before and it also means the arrival of the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, we have worked on it for a long time with the IOC.”
15. Med shot, torch bearer holding Olympic torch
16. Wide shot, volunteers pose with the Olympic torch
17. SOUNDBITE (French) Grégoire Junod, Syndic de Lausanne:
“We are at 24 hours before kickoff, and the flame is a really stirring symbol - really strong. She has travelled from Athens and now she arrives in Lausanne.”
18. Med shot, the Olympic torch is lit in Lausanne
19. Med shots, torch bearers pose for pictures
20. Various shots, volunteers at Olympic Museum
21. Med shot, IOC President Thomas Bach dancing with athletes
22. Wide shot, volunteers dancing on stage
23. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC):
“It’s a great moment for the IOC. Lausanne in Switzerland is our home so we have for the first time a great Olympic event at home here and this makes it very special I think for the people of Lausanne, for the Swiss people but also for us, so we are really eagerly looking forward to when it finally starts.”
24. Wide shot, media interviewing IOC Thomas Bach and Virginie Faivre, Lausanne 2020 President
25. SOUNDBITE (English) Virginie Faivre, Lausanne 2020 President:
“Here is the Olympic Capital, it’s the home of the Olympic movement and we have been dreaming of these days to come. We have been working hard to welcome the best athletes of the World to these Winter Youth Olympic Games. It’s really a special moment for Switzerland and Lausanne.”
26. Med shot, IOC President Thomas Bach being interviewed
STORYLINE
Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

The Jamaican sprinter was an ambassador for the first ever YOG in Singapore in 2010 and he told the competitors to enjoy every moment of their experience at Lausanne 2020.

In his message, Usain Bolt said, “to all of you kids out there I want to say all the best of luck. That’s where I started, you know what I mean, that’s where your future starts to take shape so go out there, do your best and enjoy yourself, that’s the key thing, enjoy the experience, you’re this young, take your time, develop and get great. So, all the best and stay up, alright!”

As the first wave of athletes gathered at the Olympic Village, known as the Vortex in Lausanne, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach attended a special welcome event for the 15 to 18-year-old Olympians from around the globe ahead of the official opening ceremony today (9 Jan).

President Bach spoke of the special significance of these Games for the IOC.

He said, “It’s a great moment for the IOC. Lausanne in Switzerland is our home and we have for the first time a great Olympic event at home here and this makes it very special I think for the people of Lausanne, for the Swiss people but also for us, so we are eagerly looking forward to when it finally starts.”

Earlier on Wednesday (8 Jan), the Olympic torch relay came to a symbolic end on the streets of the host city.

Christelle Boivin, BMX World Champion said, “it was a dream and I hope everybody can live it one day because it’s unbelievable.”

Jonathan Lareau, Lausanne 2020 Olympic torch bearer said, “for me, the Olympic torch relay engulfs Olympism, it means friendship and surpassing your expectations, it has always been a dream for me [to be a torch bearer] and it came true today.”

The route through the city known as the Olympic Capital was measured at 20.20 KM and 200 runners carried the flame on the final day of the relay that has crossed Switzerland since September 19, 2019, the day after its traditional lighting in Athens, Greece.

Philippe Leuba, Chef Departement Economie de l’innovation et du Sport du Canton de Vaud said, “we have never had the Olympic flame in Lausanne before and it also means the arrival of the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, we have worked on it for a long time with the IOC.”

Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre said, “here is the Olympic Capital, it’s the home of the Olympic movement and we have been dreaming of these days to come. We have been working hard to welcome the best athletes of the World to these Winter Youth Olympic Games. It’s really a special moment for Switzerland and Lausanne.”

1,872 athletes from 79 National Olympic Committees will be in action in Lausanne and for the first time in Winter Olympic history the Games will have gender equality, with equal numbers of male and female competitors in the 81 medal events.

Lausanne 2020 features five new events (Women’s Nordic Combined (Individual Normal Hill/4km), Women’s Doubles Luge, Ice Hockey Mixed NOC 3x3 Tournament, Freeski Big Air, Snowboard Big Air.) and one new sport, Ski Mountaineering with five events: Women’s and Men’s Individual, Women’s and Men’s Sprint and Mixed NOC Relay.

The first Winter Youth Olympic Games took place in Innsbruck in 2012. The second edition was held in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer in 2016.
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