Youth Olympics

Showjumper Saywell to carry British flag at Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Nick Butler

Jake Saywell has been named as the Great Britain Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 ©Team GBNottingham showjumper Jake Saywell has been named the Great Britain Flagbearer for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, which are due to open on Saturday (August 16). 

Exclusive: Safety of competitors at Nanjing 2014 most important thing claims IOC after Ebola withdrawals

By Duncan Mackay

The safety of athletes from other countries is the most important thing, claimed the IOC, following the withdrawal of Nigeria and Sierra Leone from Nanjing 2014 because of the Ebola crisis in their countries ©Nanjing 2014The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed their regret at the withdrawal of Nigeria and Sierra Leone from Nanjing 2014 because of the Ebola crisis but claimed they needed to think about the health of competitors from other countries.

Youth Olympic Torch carried around Nanjing as Virtual Relay becomes physical

By Nick Butler

Nanjing University student and Youth Olympic volunteer, Liu Yige, was the first Torchbearer ©Nanjing 2014With just two days to go until the start of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, a special Torch Relay has been held around the host city to follow the Virtual Relay that has taken place over the last four months.

Ebola crisis forces Nigeria and Sierra Leone out of Nanjing 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Sierra Leone's team for Nanjing 2014 has been ordered to return home by the Chinese authorities because of the Ebola crisis ©National Olympic Committee of Sierra LeoneNigeria and Sierra Leone have both withdrawn from the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing because of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. 

WADA to help run anti-doping education programme at Nanjing 2014

By Emily Goddard

Athletes competing at Nanjing 2014 will take part in an anti-doping education programme ©AFP/Getty ImagesAthletes competing at the Summer Youth Olympic Games will take part in an anti-doping education programme exploring their rights and responsibilities, Nanjing 2014 has announced.

Chinese President to attend Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Paul Osborne

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Opening Ceremonyof Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesChinese President Xi Jinping will attend the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, with performances including an airborne martial arts showpiece.

Rugby sevens star Penitani named Australian Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Tiana Penitani has been named Flagbearer for the Australian Youth Olympic team for Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesRugby sevens player Tiana Penitani has been named Flagbearer for the Australian Summer Youth Olympic Games team at the Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony, it was announced today.

Japanese athletes told not to wear team tracksuits to avoid attack at Nanjing 2014

By Zjan Shirinian

Japan's athletes, who last competed in a major Games in China at Beijing 2008, have been told to wear casual clothing when walking around Nanjing during the Youth Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapanese athletes have been told not to wear official tracksuits when walking around Nanjing during the Summer Youth Olympic Games to avoid any possible attack.

Nanjing 2014 can be a "blueprint for future Youth Olympics," claims Rogge

By Nick Butler

Former IOC President Jacques Rogge has spoken optimistically about Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesJacques Rogge, the former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President and founding father of the Youth Olympics, has spoken optimistically about his expectations for Nanjing 2014 just days before the Games begin. 
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