2020 Winter Invictus Games

XII Olympic Winter Games
Ulan khol 2020 logo.png
Host cityUlan Khol, Narozalica
MottoOn the ice
(Narodyn: На льоду)
Nations35
Events15
Opening7 February
Closing23 February
Opened by
Cauldron
StadiumKolonetsArena
Winter
← Haussimont 2016 Invertwinc 2024 →
Summer
← Spálgleann 2018 Cote Serene 2022 →

The 2020 Winter Invictus Games, officially called the XII Winter Invictus Games (Gaullican: Les XIIe Jeux invictus d'hiver; Narodyn: XII Зимові Ігри Інвіцтус), but more commonly and colloquially known as Ulan Khol 2020 is the 12th edition of the Winter Invictus Games, an international winter sports competition, scheduled to be held in Ulan Khol, Narozalica, between February 7 and February 20.

Ulan Khol was chosen as the host city for the games in 2017, fending off competition from Nouvelle-Rayenne in Cassier and Ostapils-Baihaven in Swetania. The Games will be held primarily at the KolonetsArena within the city, which has a capacity of 65,000, and will also be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies. Ulan Khol 2020 will be the first Winter Invictus Games and the second Invictus Games tournament to be held in Narozalica.

Bidding

Bidding began for the 2020 Winter Invictus Games as early as 2011, with a total of 17 cities across all continents submitting a city to the Invictus Committee to be voted upon. Nine cities were eliminated in Round 1 of voting, three in Round 2 and two in Round 3. Among the eliminated cities were Västdal in Ordennya, Paltamo in Velzemia, Rosenborg in Varienland and Keisi in Senria. The final vote for the host city was held in 2016 in Westbrücken, Werania, with Ulan Khol's bid emerging as the winner.

City Nation Votes
Ulan Khol  Narozalica 16
Nouvelle-Rayenne  Cassier 9
Ostapils-Baihaven  Swetania 7

Venues

Ulan Khol

KolonetsArena

Ulan Khol has four existing stadiums and two new stadiums that will feature as venues for the 2020 Winter Invictus Games. The largest - KolonetsArena - will host the opening and closing ceremonies, although will not feature for any of the sporting events. New stadiums such as the Chashka Stadium will feature ice hockey and figure skating.

Chashka Stadium


Surrounding towns

Transport

Ulan Khol is well connected within Narozalica, and serves as an urban hub in the centre of the country. The city is close to the border with Yavorstrana, and can be easily accessed by air or rail from most of Euclea. Travelling by road is more difficult due to incidents at Crossing 93 making it impossible to drive between Narozalica and Velzemia. Ulan Khol is connected by high speed rail to Samistopol and Patovatra, the two largest cities in Narozalica, and has a three-runway international airport. The city can be accessed by ferry up the Dolomit river from Yavorstrana and Minilov.

Ulan Khol itself has a small existing metro, but stations are being opened and renovated for the Invictus Games, with the new Invictus Line of the metro system travelling between each of the stadiums. Ulan Khol has inner-city rail that travels between most locations in the city, as well as an expansive network of roads, trams, and taxi services.

Budget

The budget for the Games is estimated to be around 5.5 billion Euclo, making it one of the most expensive Winter Invictus Games in history, however this figure also includes renovations for transport inside Ulan Khol in preparation for the Games, while the budget for the Games itself is likely around 4 billion Euclo.

Participating National Invictus Committees

  The participating countries at the 2020 Winter Invictus
  Debuting countries at the Winter Invictus
  Countries who participated in 2016 but not in 2020
  Yellow circle is host city (Ulan Khol)
Participating National Invictus Committees
Countries that participated in 2016 but not in 2020

Opening and closing ceremonies

The opening and closing ceremonies will include many aspects that allude to Ulan Khol's history of Zalyk inhabitance, with the city itself founded by Zalyk settlers around 900 AD. Along with this, it will feature musical performances by some of the world's biggest stars and will feature traditional instances of Narozalic culture as a whole.

Medals

Medal table

* Host nation (Narozalica)
Rank NIC Gold Silver Bronze Points total
1  Narozalica (NAR)* 10 2 4 38
2  Caldia (CAL) 8 5 3 37
3  Gaullica (GAL) 3 6 5 26
4  Swetania (SWE) 1 6 3 18
5  Senria (SEN) 4 1 2 16
6  Cassier (CAS) 1 4 4 15
7  Valentir (VAL) 3 2 1 14
8  Azmara (AZM) 1 2 3 10
9  Satucin (SAT) 2 1 1 9
10  Estmere (EST) 1 2 2 9
11  Werania (WER) 0 1 5 7
12  Chervolesia (CHE) 2 0 0 6
13  Etruria (ETR) 1 0 3 6
14  Hennehouwe (HEN) 1 1 0 5
 Zorasan (ZOR) 1 1 0 5
16 Baekjeong (BAK) 1 0 2 5
17  Tinza (TIN) 0 2 0 4
 Velzemia (VEL) 0 2 0 4
19  Xiaodong (XIA) 0 1 2 4
20  Amathia (AMA) 1 0 0 3
21  Aimilia (AIM) 0 1 0 2
22  Gibany (GIB) 0 1 0 2
23  Eldmark (ELD) 0 0 1 1
Unranked NICs 0 0 0 0
Totals (25 NICs) 41 41 41 246

NICs without medals

Broadcasting