Youth Olympics

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village doors to open on August 12

By Emily Goddard

The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Village will open its doors to athletes on August 12 ©Nanjing 2014The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Village is set to open its doors to more than 6,000 resident athletes, team officials, young ambassadors and reporters next Tuesday (August 12) just four days before the Opening Ceremony.

Ugandan team receives big boost ahead of Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

The Uganda Youth Olympic team has been gifted a series of sports gear ahead of the Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesUganda has had a huge boost to its preparations for this month's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing after the Chinese Embassy in Kampala donated sports bags and uniforms to the country's team.

Basketball legend Yao Ming announced as Nanjing 2014 ambassador

By Gary Anderson

Yao Ming has been announced as the latest Nanjing 2014 Ambassador ©Getty Images China's former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Yao Ming has been announced as the latest ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Nanjing marks 30 days until 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne 

A special City Wall Run was held in Nanjing today to celebrate just 30 days to go until the start of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games Najing 2014Nanjing today celebrated just 30 days to go until the start of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games with a special running event around the Nanjing City Wall.

Doping "not worth it", warns Olympic champion swimmer

By Emily Goddard

Susie O'Neill has warned against the dangers of using performance enhancing drugs ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic swimming champion Susie O'Neill is urging young athletes to work harder instead of doping in light of new research that suggests competitors as young as 12 are using performance or image enhancing drugs.

South Sudanese athlete to compete at Nanjing 2014 under Olympic flag

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

South Sudan is yet to have a National Olympic Committee recognised by the IOC but will have a runner at Nanjing 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn athlete from South Sudan, the world's newest country, will compete at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games as an independent representative, it was announced here today.

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Virtual Torch Relay heads down to depths of the sea

By Gary Anderson

The Nanjing 2014 Virtual Torch Relay is set for a trip underwater following a visit to Fujian Province in China ©Nanjing 2014The Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Virtual Torch Relay has set off on a unique journey which will see it travel 5,000 metres down to the depths of the sea as the countdown to the event continues.

US reveals 94 athletes for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

By Danyal Khan

London 2012 competitor Lily Zhang will head to Nanjing next month to take part in the table tennis competition at the Youth Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has revealed the names of the 94 athletes who will compete in the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Swimmer Ami Matsuo heads Australian squad for Nanjing 2014

By Gary Anderson

Australia has named the 89 athletes that will represent the country at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©Getty Images World Championship silver medal-winning swimmer Ami Matsuo is among 89 athletes named in the Australian squad that will travel to next month's Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.
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