Locals find glory at Youth Olympics in Norway

14th February, 2016 by

By John LaConte

OSLO, Norway — Both stoked and succinct, Jake Pates said he was excited to be an Olympic champion on Sunday.And after receiving a score of 93 in the snowboarding halfpipe competition at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, it’s a title he has now earned.The Youth Olympic Games are the greatest innovation of the International Olympic Committee since the Winter Olympics were launched in 1924. Complete with an Olympic Village that was part of a more than $10 million dollar investment from the International Olympic Committee, the games are held every four years and invite one male and female competitor …

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