On January 13, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Innsbruck, Austria to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. As President of the Monégasque Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee, and now patron of the World Olympians Association it was a pleasure for the sovereign to attend these games.
Later in the evening, Prince Albert II attended the inauguration ceremony of the 75th Congress of the International Sports Press Association held at the Innsbruck Conference Center. During the ceremony the sovereign prince received an award for his outstanding dedication and commitment to sports “…at the service of peace and social progress worldwide.”
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Prince Albert II will attend the downhill skiing competition to support Monégasque skier, Brian Pelassy.
To learn more about the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games please visit their official website here.
Source Palais Princier de Monaco