Youth Olympics

Buenos Aires 2018 not dress rehearsal for Olympic bid, claims chief executive

By Daniel Etchells at the IMD Business School in Lausanne

Francisco Irarrázaval was speaking at the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne ©ITGFrancisco Irarrázaval, chief executive of Buenos Aires 2018, has promised the Argentinian capital will deliver a Summer Youth Olympic Games that "will inspire" by focusing on human development and social integration and they are not thinking beyond that event. 

Taekwondo player fails drugs test at Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Nick Butler

An unnamed taekwondo player tested positive at Nanjing 2014, it has been revealed ©Getty ImagesAn unnamed taekwondo player tested positive during the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed today.

American Vonn named Games Ambassador to mark 500 days until Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

By Gary Anderson

Lindsey Vonn has been announced as an official Ambassador for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesFormer Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn has been named as an Ambassador of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, marking 500 days to go until the event gets underway in Norway.

Buenos Aires 2018 vows to bring sport to 2.6 million young people in city

By Emily Goddard

Buenos Aires 2018 has vowed to bring sport to the 2.6 million young people residing in the Argentine capital when it hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesBuenos Aires 2018 has vowed to bring sport to the 2.6 million young people residing in the Argentine capital, particularly its inner city residents, when it hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games in four years' time.

Public set to benefit from Nanjing 2014 legacy

By Paul Osborne

The benefits of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will live on in the city as part of the event's legacy programme ©Nanjing 2014The event may be over but the legacy of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games lives on, Chinese officials claims, as residents of the the city continue to gain the benefit from the facilities used for the duration of the event.

Social media hailed key reason for success of Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

Social media was a key way used by Nanjing 2014 to best market the Games ©Nanjing 2014Nanjing 2014 have joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in claiming social media was a crucial contributory factor to the success of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in the Chinese city.

Nanjing 2014 closes with plea to take a photo of person next to you in "token of friendship"

By Nick Butler in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Nanjing 2014 was declared closed with an appeal to take photos in the "spirit of friendship" ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach closed the second Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening with a plea for everyone to "not take a selfie, but greet and thank the person next to you and take their picture".

We will "do our best" to repeat innovation of Nanjing 2014 at future Olympics, says Bach

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Thomas Bach, speaking alongside Nanjing 2014 executive-president Yang Weize, was full of praise for these Youth Olympics ©ITGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has vowed to "do his best" to allow exhibition events and initiation programmes to be showcased at future Olympic Games, although he admits this will require much "study and consultation".
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