Nordic Ministers visit the Youth Olympic Games

The Norwegian Minister of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland, has invited her Nordic colleagues to Lillehammer during the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ministers Bertel Haarder from Denmark, Illugi Gunnarsson from Iceland and Gabriel Wikström from Sweden will attend the Games on February 15th and 16th.

February 15th

  • 13:00 The Minister of Culture takes a walk with the Nordic ministers in Sjogg Park. Presentation of a joint Nordic statement about international sports. Sjogg Park is located in Søndre Park (across Kirkegata from Lillehammer Church)
  • 14:15 The Minister of Culture and the Nordic ministers attend a lecture by CEO Tomas Holmestad on the Youth Olympic Games
  • 15:00 The Nordic ministers are introduced to Learn & Share and gets a tour of Håkons Hall
  • 17:00 The Minister of Culture hosts a reception, Maihaugen
  • 19:30 The Minister of Culture hosts a dinner for the Nordic ministers and other guests

February 16th

  • 09:30 The Minister of Culture and the Nordic ministers attend the Luge Team Relay at Hunderfossen
  • 12:00 The Minister of Culture and the Nordic ministers attend the Team Ski- Snowboard Cross finale at Hafjell, and meet the athletes
  • 13:30 The Minister of Culture and the Nordic ministers attend lunch, hosted by Øyer kommune, Lodgen, Hafjell