Youth Olympics

"Never worry about construction speed of Chinese people" says confident Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Zhang Mengjie and Li Baoping outlined the good progress made by Nanjing 2014 ©ITGApril 9 - Chinese officials have claimed there are no fears about whether they will be ready or not for this year's Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. 

Tonga confirms identity of three out of four-strong team for Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

Tonga have selected three of their four-strong team for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©TASANOCMarch 3 -  Tonga has announced the identity of three of the four athletes who will represent the Pacific Island nation at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in August.

Double Olympic hockey star Levy appointed Canada's Chef de Mission for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Sandra Levy (left) has been appointed Chef de Mission for the Canadian team at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©Toronto Star/Getty ImagesMarch 20 - Two-time Olympian Sandra Levy has been named Canada's Chef de Mission for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games in Nanjing, China, it was announced today. 

Olympic bronze medal winner Winckless appointed Team GB Chef de Mission for Nanjing 2014

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - Sarah Winckless has been announced as the Team GB Chef de Mission for Nanjing 2014 ©BOAFormer top rower Sarah Winckless has been appointed Chef de Mission for Team GB at the 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games,

Nanjing 2014 Athlete Role Models unveiled

By Zjan Shirinian

China's Liu Xiang has been unveiled as one of the 37 Athlete Role Models for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 17 - Thirty-seven sporting legends who it is hoped will inspire competitors at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics have been unveiled.

Messi to be official face of 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

By Nick Butler

Lionel Messi wil be the face of Buenos Aires 2018 ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 15 - Lionel Messi, the world's bester footballer, has been named as an ambassador of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Past champions consulted by IOC President over future aims of Youth Olympics

By Nick Butler

There is a growing focus on developing youth sport from the IOC ahead of the Youth Olympics in Nanjing this summer ©ChinaFotoPress/Getty ImagesMarch 10 - Olympic gold medallists Chad le Clos and Kim Yuna were among the ambassadors consulted by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in a bid to make the Youth Olympic Games "by young people for young people".

Lillehammer 2016 launches mascot design competition

By Emily Goddard

Lillehammer 2016 is inviting young people to create its YOG mascot ©Lillehammer 2016March 5 - Lillehammer 2016 has launched a competition for the design of the Winter Youth Olympic Games mascot.

Swimmer Mark Chay appointed Singapore's Chef de Mission for Nanjing 2014

By Zjan Shirinian

Mark Chay (left) and Cecilia Low will support athletes at this summer's Youth Olympic Games ©Singapore National Olympic CouncilMarch 2 - Olympic swimmer Mark Chay has been appointed Singapore's Chef de Mission for the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this summer.
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