Youth Olympic Games
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2039-3;
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event first held in Singapore opening August 14, 2010, and scheduled to last 12 days until August 26. The games are planned to be held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format. The Youth Olympic Games will feature athletes between the ages of 14 and 18. The idea for such an event was introduced by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge in 2001. On July 6, 2007, IOC members at the 119th IOC session in Guatemala City approved the creation of a youth version of the Olympic Games. While the August 2010 event is scheduled for 14 days; the winter version is planned to be a maximum of nine days, with the first edition taking place in early 2012. The IOC will allow a maximum of 3,500 athletes and 875 officials to participate at the summer games, while 970 athletes and 580 officials are expected at the...
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