Youth Olympics

Medellín uses sports festival to promote bid for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Emily Goddard

festival of festivals opening ceremonyJanuary 14 - Medellín 2018 has opened the 2013 Festival of Festivals with more than 2,500 young Colombian athletes competing in athletics, basketball, baseball, football, swimming, table tennis and volleyball during the two-week multisport event.

Former tennis world number one Roddick backs Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic bid

By Tom Degun

Andy Roddick 080113January 7 - Retired American tennis star Andy Roddick, the former world number one and US Open champion, has backed the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid during a visit to the Argentinean capital.

Exclusive: London 2012 showed the UK can deliver great events, says Glasgow 2018 leader

By Tom Degun

Paul BushJanuary 4 - Paul Bush, the leader of the Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid, believes the city is now in a strong position to secure the prestigious competition following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Glasgow 2018 unveil plans for Summer Youth Olympic Games bid

By Duncan Mackay

Glasgow 2018December 17 - Hosting the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games would be an "historic opportunity" to build upon the legacy programme of London 2012, British Olympic Association (BOA) chairman Sebastian Coe claimed today. 

Nanjing 2014 unveil pebble as official mascot

By Duncan Mackay

Nanjing 2014 mascotNovember 29 - A design based on a pebble has today been unveiled as the mascot of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. 

Glasgow Youth Olympics could discover the next Andy, says Judy Murray

By Emily Goddard

judy and andy murrayNovember 27 - British tennis coach Judy Murray has thrown her support behind Glasgow's bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games saying it will be "a phenomenal source of inspiration for young people" to emulate the success of the nation's greatest Olympians, such as that of her son Andy.

Namibia women's footballers to represent Africa at 2014 Youth Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Namibia girls football teamNovember 20 - Namibia's women's football team have been put forward to represent Africa at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. 

Atos secure deal for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

By Tom Degun

AtosNovember 19 - Worldwide Olympic Partner Atos have secured a contract with Nanjing 2014 to design, build and operate the IT infrastructure and systems for the Youth Olympic Games in the Chinese city.

Australia chooses swim legend as Chef de Mission for Nanjing 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Susie ONeill Melbourne October 11 2012 2November 18 - Australia has appointed one of its greatest ever swimmers, Susie O'Neill, as its Chef de Mission for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.
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