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
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