Youth Olympics

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.

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 © 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.
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