Some of Senegal's athletes bubbling with excitement ahead of the start of the Games ©Facebook

The torch relay is almost at its final destination ©Facebook

The United States delegation was all smiles as they arrived at the Youth Olympic Village ©Getty Images

Seatbelts off and disembark - Australia's team arriving in Nanjing for the Summer Youth Olympic Games ©Facebook

Members of the German team with Games mascot NANJINGLELE in tow after arriving in Nanjing ©Getty Images

Nanjing is getting ready for Saturday's Opening Ceremony ©Facebook
New Zealand's hockey stars received a good luck message before they set off for Nanjing ©Facebook

Performances have been held across Nanjing as the Torch relay makes its way around the city ©FacebookIMAGE_GALLERY