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Dr Nicol appointed as Chief Medical Officer at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games

Dr Alastair Nicol has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Great Britain at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Dr Nicol has been Team Doctor at six major multi-sport Games previously, including the last two Commonwealth Games in Scotland. More recently he has been Match Day Doctor for the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham.

The Youth Olympic Games are sporting events for young people aged between 15 and 18 years old. The vision of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and live by the Olympic values.

The 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held February 12th – 21st 2016. 1,100 young athletes from 70 nations will gather for 10 days of sports, education and celebration in Lillehammer.