Youth Olympics

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.

Official theme song announced for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nanjing 2014 today unveiled the official theme song for the Youth Olympic Games ©Nanjing 2014The official theme song for Nanjing 2014 has today been unveiled to mark the 50-days to go countdown until the start of the Summer Youth Olympic Games on August 16.

Australian Olympians to mentor Nanjing 2014 Youth Games athletes

By Emily Goddard

David Guest will mentor the likes of youth Olympian Nathanel Stewart as part of the new Champ Connect programme ©olympics.com.auMore than 60 Australian Olympians, including London 2012 canoe sprint champion David Smith, are to mentor their young compatriots competing at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

FIBA chief Baumann appointed leader of Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid

By Nick Butler 

Lausanne 2020 have submitted their bid documents to the IOC in Lausanne ©Lausanne 2020Lausanne have submitted their bid documents to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as their attempt to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics takes shape with the appointment of Patrick Baumann as bid leader. 

Lausanne gets full political backing for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid

By Paul Osborne

Lausanne has received the full backing of the Grand Council of Vaud in its bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesAs cities, nations and Governments continue to reject proposals to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, politicians in Switzerland have bucked the trend, giving their full backing to a bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne.

Lynx voted as official mascot for Lillehammer 2016

By Paul  Osborne

A lynx has been voted as the official mascot of the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Lillehammer 2016The votes have been counted and the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games has revealed that a lynx will become the events official mascot.

Voting to select mascot for Lillehammer 2016 opens

By Nick Butler

Voters have a choice between three potential mascots ©Lillehammer 2016A competition has opened today to select a mascot for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics after a shortlist of three finalists was chosen.

Lillehammer 2016 "energised" by visit of IOC President with 18 months to go

By Nick Butler

Lillehammer 2016 claim to have been energised by the visit of IOC President Thomas Bach to inspect preperations ©Geir Owe FredheimLillehammer 2014 have hailed a two-day visit by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, along with the latest IOC Coordination Commission inspection, as "energising the bid" with 18 months to go until the second Winter Youth Olympics begin.

SAIC Motor to provide 300 "green" buses for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nanjing 2014 has signed SAIC Motor to be its exclusive motor vehicle partner ©Nanjing 2014SAIC Motor has been announced as the exclusive motor vehicle partner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
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