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wards. The young leaders perceived the Youth Olympic Games and education programme as very positive, although most of them felt that their expectations regarding leadership roles during the Youth Olympic Games were not met by NIF and LYOGOC. The young leaders gained knowledge and understanding of Norwegian sports, the Olympic Games and volunteering. Furthermore, they acquired a network of other young people who are interested in sports. They also enjoyed the social gatherings. • How does international volunteering differ from Norwegian volunteering? Of all the volunteers, 277 (16.4%) were of a nationality other than Norwegian. We examined the 170 foreign volunteers who did not live in Norway and who ­answered our past YOG survey. The percentage of females (61.9%) amongst this group was higher than in the volunteer corps who lived in Norway (51.7%). International volunteers were also younger than the general average. More than half of the comments from the international volunteers were positive. The accommodation at Kringsjå was the subject of most of the criticism, most notably for having had inadequate bathroom facilities.

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Report: Volunteering at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016  

Report: Volunteering at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016