Youth Olympic Games 2018: Everything you need to know
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games countdown is on!
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.MAP
Here’s everything you need to know:
The Olympic flame begins its journey across Argentina ahead of YOG 2018
The Olympic flame begins its journey across Argentina ahead of YOG 2018The torch relay will travel over 10,000 km, across all five regions, before opening the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on October 6th.
What is the Youth Olympic Games?
YOG is an elite sporting event for young people around the world.
The sports programme is based on that of the Olympic Games, with a few variations.
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.
In addition to sports facilities, each park will feature a mixture of artistic, musical and educational activities for fans.
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.
Luis Scola is the newest YOG ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018
Luis Scola is the newest YOG ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018The Argentinian basketball legend will inspire and support the next generation of Olympians at the Games in his hometown next year.
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.
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
For much more information head to official Buenos Aires 2018 site.
Watch everything from the Youth Olympic Games the way you want at Olympic Channel.