Youth Olympics

US golf star Michelle Wie announced as Nanjing 2014 Ambassador

By Gary Anderson

October 21 - Michelle Wie has been unveilied as an official Ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic GamesUnited States golfer Michelle Wie has been officially unveiled today as a Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Ambassador with just under 300 days to go until the start of the second ever staging of the Games.

Fredericks appointed head of Buenos Aires 2018 IOC Coordination Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Frankie Fredericks has been appointed as chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Buenos Aires 2018 October 16 - Frankie Fredericks has been appointed as the chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, it was announced today.

Lillehammer 2016 revises dates to coincide with 22-year anniversary of 1994 Olympics

By Emily Goddard

The Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics will open 22 years after the Olympic Winter Games in the citySeptember 27 - The second Winter Youth Olympics taking place in Lillehammer has been rescheduled to coincide with the 22-year anniversary of the 1994 Winter Games Opening Ceremony, which also took place in the Norwegian city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today.

Lausanne announced as official Swiss Candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

By Emily Goddard

Lausanne has been confirmed as the official Swiss Candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth OlympicsSeptember 19 - Lausanne has today been announced as Switzerland's official and final candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

Nanjing 2014 and Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympics each on track to deliver great shows of sport and culture

By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Yang Weize, Chairman of Nanjing 2014, alongside IOC President Jacques RoggeSeptember 8 - The Organising Committees of both the Nanjing 2014 and the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games have claimed they are well set to achieve their respective aims of a great and well organised events, accomplishing both sporting and cultural achievements.

Competition launched to "make Olympic history" and design medals for Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

The competition is seeking medal designers for Nanjings 2014 Youth Olympic GamesSeptember 2 - Young fans and designers across the world have been provided with an opportunity to "make Olympic history" after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the launch of a competition seeking medal designs for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

London 2012 swimming champion Le Clos becomes Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics ambassador

By Emily Goddard

Chad Le Clos has been named as a Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ambassadorAugust 30 - Chad Le Clos, the South African swimmer who won Olympic gold at London 2012, has been unveiled as the latest ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics.

Asian Youth Games close in a whirlwind of colour and music

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium

The Sri Lankan flag is raised at the closing ceremony ahead of the 2017 Asian Youth GamesAugust 24 - The Asian Youth Games came to a close here tonight after nine days of engrossing sporting action with a Closing Ceremony celebrating the achievements of athletes and volunteers as well as a variety of talented young performers from across the city.

Ly Hoang Nam wins tennis epic as China finish top of the medals table at Asian Youth Games

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Sport Institute

The tennis venue at the Asian Youth GamesAugust 23 - Ly Hoang Nam may be a name that becomes much more familiar in future years as the 16-year-old tennis star from Vietnam played like a true champion here at the Asian Youth Games in overcoming the heat, a formidable opponent and the exhaustion of playing for almost three hours to win a thrilling men's singles title 6-7, 7-5, 7-5
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