Annual Meeting and on-site visits 2021

Lillehammer – Norway

The Olympic City of Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games and 2016 Youth Olympic Games invites you to discover its lively and abundant Olympic Legacy ! This visit from 24 to 27 November 2021 will be the occasion to hold the Annual Meeting of the World Union of Olympic Cities. The Union thanks the City of Lillehammer for its warm welcome and exciting programme.

  • Thursday, November 25

    Thursday, November 25

    Annual Meeting

    Members will meet in Banken Culture House, a historic building in the heart of Lillehammer.

    Various actors and stakeholders will present how the City uses, manages, and values its hard and soft, and tangible and intangible Olympic legacy. The IOC, through its legacy team, will share recent initiatives and projects related to legacy promotion. Several interesting celebration cases will be presented and discussed. A walking visit of Lillehammer will allow us to better perceive the power of legacy by “being part of it”, directly on the field.

    The General Assembly will be held before concluding this first day of the Annual meeting, followed by a unique evening at the Norwegian Olympic Museum and the famous area of Maihaugen.

  • Saturday, November 27

    Saturday, November 27

    On-site visits

    There is certainly no way that we would leave Lillehammer without visiting the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, the city’s major landmark. We will enjoy the site and the beautiful views on the City of Lillehammer before walking back to the hotel.

    Noon: Departure to Olso Airport by train

  • Information

    A meeting point will be set up in the Lobby Hotel in Copenhagen for the transfer to Copenhagen Airport. Members are invited to book the Copenhagen – Oslo-Gardermoen flight on their own. Flights to book are among the followings:

    Round-trip train transfers from Oslo to Lillehammer are covered and booked by the Union.

    For any additional delegates, please do not hesitate to contact us at