Youth Olympic Games

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Youth Olympic Games

August 16 - 28

The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will take place in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August.

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

The IOC launched the Youth Olympic Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City in July 2007. The Games aim to bring together talented young athletes – age group 14 to 18 – from around the world in an event which balances sport, education and culture.

THE VISION

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) stated vision for the Youth Olympic Games is:

“is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values”

Alongside the competition and sporting aspect of the Games, there will be educational programmes on the Olympic values, the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle, the social values sport can deliver and the dangers of doping and of training to excess and/or of inactivity.

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

The IOC launched the Youth Olympic Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City in July 2007. The Games aim to bring together talented young athletes – age group 14 to 18 – from around the world in an event which balances sport, education and culture.

THE VISION

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) stated vision for the Youth Olympic Games is:

“is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values”

Alongside the competition and sporting aspect of the Games, there will be educational programmes on the Olympic values, the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle, the social values sport can deliver and the dangers of doping and of training to excess and/or of inactivity.

Find out more about the Qualification system: YOG QSystemISAF

Details

Start:
August 16
End:
August 28

Venue

Nanjing
Jinniu Lake Park, Nanjing, China
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Website:
<a href="http://www.nanjing2014.org/en/" target="self">http://www.nanjing2014.org/en/</a>