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Delivering the Gold Standard to the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

1872 Athletes, 79 Countries, 16 Sports, 13 Days

1000 sqm Warehouse Space, Over 200 Transportation The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games were held on January 9th to 22nd in Lausanne, Switzerland. For the first time in the game’s history, 79 countries participated bringing 1872 athletes to the games. The DB Schenker team were on hand before, during and after the games to provide logistics services to the organizing committee, its partners and select teams attending Lausanne 2020.

In a sporting event of this magnitude, our experts transported and processed sports equipment from its origins to the port of entry onto the game’s venue. During the games, our teams handled over 1500 sports bags and sporting equipment.

This is one of the biggest sports events ever held in Switzerland. We at DB Schenker Switzerland are proud to have partnered with the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games 

— Markus Widmer, Head of Fairs, Events and Special Logistics Switzerland.

Items transported included everything from medals, podium, flags and poles to technical media, scoreboards, screens, sound system and broadcasting materials. We also transported equipment for food and beverage, kitchen, lockers, toilet paper and even the mascot of the event and many more.

A separate team was deployed to the Youth Olympic Village in Lausanne – called the Vortex – to coordinate and guarantee the logistics processes on the ground.

Winter sports has its challenges, all forms of transportation including helicopters and snowcats were utilized to provide last mile delivery to ensure the stage was set for the world’s largest youth games.

Global Logistics Solutions for the Sports World

DB Schenker, with their product division DB SCHENKERsportsevents, has a long-standing history of being a supporter and contributor of solutions and services to major sporting events worldwide.

The experts of DB SCHENKERsportsevents are responsible for the planning, organization, coordination and execution of logistic services to a wide range of stakeholders, including the IPC, FIVB and select National Olympic Committees (Teams) participating in the world’s largest sports events

  • Project management and sustainable resource planning
  • International transportation and customs clearance
  • Warehousing, warehouse management and value-added services
  • Second leg and last mile delivery
  • On-site handling
  • Controlling and documentation

Sports and Events Logistics