Youth Olympics

Bach urges everyone to take a "selfie" as Nanjing 2014 opens with spectacular ceremony

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Thomas Bach embraced the Youth Olympic spirit by posing for a selfie during the Ceremony ©AFP/Getty ImagesNanjing 2014 got underway here this evening with an Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games celebrating both the history and traditions of China and the potential and vibrancy of its youngsters.

Nigeria withdrawal from Nanjing 2014 because of Ebola crisis confirmed by IOC President

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Nigeria has withdrawn from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games it has been confirmed ©Getty ImagesNigeria has withdrawn from the Summer Youth Olympic Games, it was officially confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here today. 

Sailor to carry Bahamas flag at Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony to mark anniversary of first Olympic gold medal

By Paul Osborne at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Paul de Souza will carry the flag for the Bahamas in this evening's Opening Ceremony ©ISAFBahamian sailor Paul de Souza will carry his country's flag in this the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Youth Olympic Games here tnight in honour of the 50th anniversary of Sir Durward Knowles taking the nation's first ever Olympic gold.

Bach promises to resolve problem accessing social media at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

IOC President Thomas Bach reiterated his confidence that problems with accessing the internet at Nanjing 2014 will be resolved soon ©ITGDiscussions have been held this morning to rectify outstanding problems with accessing the internet and social media websites here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has revealed. 

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.
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