Youth Olympics

Nigerian official criticises "unusual and demoralising" approach to Ebola virus

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Nigeria shunned the Opening Ceremony last night due to their disgust at how they had been treated, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesNigeria chose not to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here last night in response to an "unusual, demoralising and stigmatised" reaction to the Ebola outbreak currently affecting the nation, it has been claimed. 

Present and former IOC Presidents attend opening of Nanjing Olympic Museum

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Thomas Bach alongside Chinese vice-premier Liu Yandong at the opening of the Olympic Museum ©IOC/Ian JonesA special ceremony took place this morning to mark the opening of the Nanjing Olympic Museum, timed to coincide with the first day of action here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Ugandan athletes urged not to "vanish" during Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Uganda will be looking for similar success than they achieved at Glasgow 2014, but without any athletes going missing ©Getty ImagesUganda Olympic Committee President William Blick has warned athletes not to "vanish" in China during the Summer Youth Olympic Games, after two rugby players from the African country went missing at the end of Glasgow 2014.

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Nigeria has withdrawn from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games it has been confirmed ©Getty ImagesNigeria has withdrawn from the Summer Youth Olympic Games, it was officially confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here today.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