06 July 2007

IOC Youth Olympic Games in 2010

IOC Session: A “go” for Youth Olympic Games@IOC

The Youth Olympic Games aim :

- to bring together talented athletes from around the world to participate in high-level competitions;
- to run, alongside the sports element of the event, education programmes on; Olympic values, on the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle, the social values sport can deliver and on the dangers of doping and of training to excess and/or of inactivity.
- to use the latest communications channels to promote Olympic values and the spirit and essence embodied in the Youth Olympic Games.

Around 3,200 athletes for Summer Games and 1,000 athletes for Winter Games
The Youth Olympic Games – age group 14 to 18 - will bring together approximately 3,200 athletes and 800 officials for the Summer Games and 1,000 athletes and 580 officials for the Winter Games. The sports programme will encompass all sports on the programme of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the 2012 Summer Games with a limited number of disciplines and events. Proposals from Sports Federations to integrate youth-driven disciplines that are not part of the Olympic Games may be accepted.

2 comments:

stArrs said...

what is the link for making suggestions for the youth games?

lcl said...

Hi Starrs,

Here's the link: http://yog.youth.sg/?page_id=3

:)