News - Youth Olympic Games

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Swimmer Kael Yorke will lead Team Trinidad and Tobago into the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics on Saturday (6 October), after being announced as Team TTO flag bearer for the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Read more: Kael Yorke announced as Team TTO Youth Olympic Games Flag Bearer

Port of Spain, September 27. Team Trinidad and Tobago (Team TTO) will be represented by thirteen (13) athletes at the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 – 18 October 2018. The Trinidad and Tobago team includes 3 male and 10 female athletes who will participate in Athletics, Futsal and Swimming.

Read more: 13 ATHLETES TO REPRESENT TEAM TTO AT BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Competition will take place across two venues ©Buenos Aires 2018

FIFA have announced the schedule for the men's and women's futsal tournaments at the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Read more: FIFA announce schedule for Buenos Aires 2018 futsal tournaments

An Olympic Rings sculpture has been set-up in Buenos Aires ©Buenos Aires 2018

A special Olympic Rings sculpture has been unveiled at the downtown obelisk in Buenos Aires to mark one-year-to-go celebrations until the third Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Read more: Buenos Aires Mayor joins athletes to mark one-year-to-go celebrations until Summer Youth Olympic...

©Buenos Aires 2018

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (BAYOGOC) held a ceremony to unveil the Youth Olympic Village’s cornerstone on 6 May. The event marked the start of the construction of the Youth Olympic Village, which will be home for more than 3,800 athletes in October 2018, when the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held in Buenos Aires.

Read more: Buenos Aires 2018 begins work on the Youth Olympic Village

Trying out sports was a key feature of Lillehammer 2016

With an ambitious tagline of “Go beyond. Create tomorrow” Lillehammer 2016 can already satisfy itself with having achieved the first half of its promise. The second half will still need others to follow what was undoubtedly a great example.

Read more: Mark Cooper: Come for the Games, stay for the festival: lessons from Lillehammer

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games officially began with an innovative Opening Ceremony ©YIS/IOC

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games officially began with an innovative yet nostalgic Opening Ceremony in sub-zero freezing temperatures which was not afraid to stray from the traditional here tonight.

Read more: Lillehammer 2016 begins with innovative Opening Ceremony

The inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore marked the start of the establishment of the event ©Philip Barker

Less than a decade ago, the Youth Olympic Games did not even exist, but some 1,100 sporting youngsters will descend on the Norwegian town of Lillehammer for the second edition of the Winter event, due to take place from February 12 to 21.

Read more: Lillehammer 2016 provides next step for Youth Olympic Movement in a digital age

Futsal will replace 11-a-side football in the Argentinian capital

Futsal, a form of five-a-side football, is to replace the standard 11-a-side format at the next Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018.

The decision to make the switch was taken by FIFA, the world governing body, at a two-day meeting of its ruling Executive Committee in Zurich last week.

Read more: Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Games to feature futsal

August 22 - The Chinese city of Nanjing have staged a celebration to mark the three years to go milestone to the second Summer Youth Olympic Games which will take place in 2014.

The Youth Olympics is a competition for 14 to 18-years-old and Nanjing were awarded the right to stage the 2014 event on February 10, 2010 at the 122nd International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Vancouver, Canada.

Nanjing held off strong competition from Poznań in Poland as the IOC awarded them the event by 47 votes to 42 votes and they will stage the event from August 16 to 28.

The main stadium for Nanjing 2014 will be the imposing Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, which has a capacity of 60,000.

Nanjing will host the second Summer Youth Olympic Games after Singapore successfully staged the inaugural event last August.

Innsbruck will host the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic in January next year, while Lillehammer in Norway are set to host the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics after they were the only candidate to put themselves forward.

The IOC are set to confirm Lillehammer as the hosts in October this year.

Source: www.insidethegames.biz

By Tom Degun

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