Youth Olympics

Scraders named Bermuda Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Kyrah Scraders will be the Bermuda Flagbearer at the Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony ©BOABermuda has named runner Kyrah Scraders as the nation's Flagbearer for this evening's Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Yount selected as Team USA Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Kendall Yount has been selected as the Team USA Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 ©Team USATaekwondo athlete Kendall Yount will lead the 92-strong United States Youth Olympic Team into today's Opening Ceremony here after the US Olympic Committee announced her as the nation's Flagbearer.

IOC President Bach tours Youth Olympic Village as excitement for Nanjing 2014 builds

By Nick Butler at the Youth Olympic Village in Nanjing

Thomas Bach met young athletes during his tour around the Youth Olympic Village ©ITGA sense of excitement is building on the eve of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here following a visit by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach around the impressive accommodation and facilities for the athletes.

Liberia withdraw and three athletes barred from competing as Nanjing 2014 Ebola fear rises

By Nick Butler at the Youth Olympic Village in Nanjing

More West African athletes have withdrawn from Nanjing 2014 due to the Ebola outbreak, although some remain in the Youth Olympic Village ©ITGLiberia have joined Sierra Leone in not travelling to the Summer Youth Olympic Games, due to start here tomorrow, as fears over the Ebola epidemic in West Africa gather pace.

NBCUniversal to continue Olympic coverage with Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne in Nanjing

NBC will deliver coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing ©NBC SportNBC Olympics and Universal Sports Network will combine to deliver 54.5 hours of coverage of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Basketball player named China's Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Dilixiati Dilana has been named the Chinese Flagbearer for Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesDilixiati Dilana, a member of China's under-18 women's basketball team, has been named the host's Flagbearer for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, it was announced today.

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.
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