Youth Olympics

Official timekeeper Omega preparing for mammoth role with less than a week to go until Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

Omega are honing their preparations with six days to go until the Games begin in Nanjing ©Nanjing 2014Olympic TOP Partner Omega is honing its preparations for its responsibilities as Official Timekeeper of the Summer Youth Olympic Games with just six days to go before the event begin in Nanjing.

Exclusive: Chinese ban on Facebook and Twitter will be lifted in time for Nanjing 2014, claim IOC

By Nick Butler

The IOC remain confident Twitter and Facebook will be available during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms currently banned in China will be freely accessible during the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed. 

Medals unveiled for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne

The medals to be won at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games have been unveiled today ©Nanjing 2014With just nine days to go until the start of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, organisers have unveiled the designs of the gold, silver and bronze medals.

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.
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