When do they start?
- The Opening Ceremony will take place October 6th, competitions will begin October 7th and run through October 18th.
- Elite sporting teenagers from around the world will descend upon Buenos Aires to test themselves against their peers.
- Singapore hosted the inaugural Summer YOG in 2010. The multi-sport event already has unearthed several global sports stars.
- Former participants include snowboarder Chloe Kim, boxer Joseph Parker, diving’s Tom Daley and Spanish badminton Olympic champion Carolina Marin.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- YOG is an elite sporting event for young people around the world.
- The event aims to develop athletes and the community through the Olympic values, promoting sport as an educational tool.
- The sports programme is based on that of the Olympic Games, with a few variations.
- There are 32 sports on the summer programme for Buenos Aires 2018, with some exciting new additions.
- The four sports making their debuts on the Olympic stage include roller sports, dance sport, karate and sport climbing.
When and where is YOG? :
- As with the Olympics, the Youth Olympic Games take place every four years. Lausanne, Switzerland will host the next winter version of YOG in 2020.
- The Buenos Aires 2018 opening ceremony will be on October 6th and the event will finish October 18th.
- Argentina is known for its love of dance and the opening ceremony will fully embrace its energetic, Latin spirit.
- More than half a million spectators are expected to attend the street-party style opener at Buenos Aires’ famous obelisk landmark.
The venues :
- The action in Buenos Aires will be spread across four main locations: Urban Park, Tecnopolis Park, Green Park and the Youth Olympic Park.
- In addition to sports facilities, each park will feature a mixture of artistic, musical and educational activities for fans.
- The stand-alone venues include the Hurlingham Club for golf, while BMX and roller speed skating will be hosted by the Paseo de la Costa.
- Sailing medals will be decided at at the Club Nautico San Isidro, and rugby sevens at the nearby Club Atletico San Isidro Sede La Boya.
Who will be there?
- YOG provides a platform for the most 15 to 18-year-old athletes around the world to compete.
- Over 4000 teenagers will represent about 200 National Olympic Committees in the Argentinean capital.
- Buenos Aires 2018 will be the first gender balanced Olympic event, meaning equal numbers of male and female athletes.
- But YOG is not just a development event for athletes.
- You also will find young reporters, ambassadors and athlete role models on hand to ensure the Olympic spirit extends beyond the competition.
- Swimming supremo Chad le Clos and gymnastics Olympic double silver medallist Danell Leyva are two ambassadors who will be welcoming athletes and fans in South America.
- How and where can I get tickets?
The Youth Olympic Pass is your way to gain entry free of charge to the four Youth Olympic Parks and Stand Alone venues at Buenos Aires 2018.
- Registration is here and, once you’ve done that, you need to pick up your pass from one of the Pick Up Points.
Your pass will let you:
- Enter all four Youth Olympic Parks, stadiums and stand-alone venues every day.
- Attend the sports competitions.
- Participate in over 1,200 cultural and educational activities