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Scotch with Ice: Hilmar Mcshane's unusual football journey

Mcshane is competing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games as a centre-forward for Iceland. His father Paul was released as a young player by Scottish side Glasgow Rangers, and went on to sign for Fram Reykjavik in Iceland 16 years ago. “He got an Icelandic girlfriend and then I came along,” explains Mcshane. Show More Summary

Chinese judoka lands training session with Olympian Lucie Décosse

The three athlete role models in attendance at the Youth Olympic Village, Decosse, Heather Moyse (CAN) and Patrick Murphy (AUS), had just opened the floor for questions, when Liu cut to the chase. “Is there going to be an opportunity to teach me how to play judo? Can we do that?” Liu asked. Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014 embraced by the nation

Attended by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the Opening Ceremony was a sold-out event for the host city while across China the festivities were enjoyed by 200m viewers via CCTV, the host broadcaster. The...Show More Summary

Russian and Polish cadet world champions win YOG fencing golds

“I'm a bit disappointed because I've been so close to take the gold, but I'm happy with my silver medal anyway,” Crovari said. “Moseyko had already eliminated me at the cadet world champs and still I haven't understood how to beat her. Show More Summary

Ivana Babic and Edival Marques Quirino Pontes battle back for taekwondo gold

Victory did not come easy to Pontes. In a nerve-racking men’s -63kg final, the Brazilian overcame Jose Ruben Nava Rodriguez (MEX) 7-6. Pontes led narrowly in the third round, then Nava Rodriguez caught up and levelled the score at 6-6 with two seconds to go. Show More Summary

Courageous Ramin Safaviyeh battles to judo gold medal

The Iranian then crawled to the edge of the mat, held his right leg and yelled out in pain, before being carried off on a stretcher. Safaviyeh was later helped up on to the podium by his coaches to collect his gold medal. Dashkov took...Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014 Sports lab opens its doors

The unique all-in-one venue has been welcoming large crowds to take in the exciting action, with 3000 visitors to the first two sessions alone it is proving a popular addition to the YOG. In a series of two hour sessions, each of the four sports take turns for 30 minutes in amazing the onlookers with their jaw-dropping displays. Show More Summary

Chiang Nien-Hsin and Bozhidar Andreev Chiang grab weightlifting gold

Having recorded 88kg, Chiang had a 3kg lead on her Russian opponent Anastasiia Petrova (RUS) after the snatch and the diminutive lifter opened up a wide margin between her and the remainder of the field in the clean and jerk. ChiangShow More Summary

Dunk contest set to dazzle fans at Nanjing 2014 Games

Always a hit with basketball fans, the dunk contest will add sizzle to the competition and is set to feature no shortage of razzle-dazzle plays who are sure to bring fans to their feet. Whether anyone at Nanjing 2014 has a trick play...Show More Summary

Poland’s Agata Nowak holds her nerve to win shooting gold

Margarita Lomova (RUS), who was the last to fire in every round, still had one shot remaining and one chance left to win gold at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Every other competitor had been eliminated. Lomova hit her worst shot of the final, a 7.7, and still claimed silver with a score of 194.4. Show More Summary

Welcome to the Athlete Role Model lounge!

Surrounded by mementos of the ARMs from their experiences at the Olympic Games, the lounge really is a fitting location to get some guidance from those who know what it takes to be an Olympian.Erin Cafaro, two-time gold medallist inShow More Summary

Canadian McNamara twins’ biggest battle is with each other

The twins won their opening match at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Sunday, beating Ecuador’s Mishelle Carolayn Molina Pacheco and Valeria Briggitte Batioja Ocampo 2-0, but they know what they must do to maximise their potential on the court. Show More Summary

IOC and Samsung extend Worldwide TOP Partnership through to 2020

The extension of the partnership between the IOC and Samsung was made official during a signing ceremony with IOC President Thomas Bach, and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics, in Nanjing, China, host of the 2nd Youth Olympic...Show More Summary

YOG athletes to learn about global issues via the Culture and Education Programme

Following on from success in both Singapore and Innsbruck, international organisations such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International...Show More Summary

Australia's Brittany Dutton wins first gold of Nanjing 2014 in triathlon

Australia's Brittany Dutton claimed victory at the Xuanwu Lake Triathlon Venue, but in an unusual twist for a sprint distance race, she made the decisive move on the cycle leg. “Throughout the bike I could see that I could probably pull out and I tried it and got away,” Dutton said. Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach and UN Secretary General meet in Nanjing

The meeting comes just a few weeks after they jointly inaugurated the Sports for Hope Centre in Haiti. ‘Your presence here today is once again the proof of the strong and increasing cooperation between our two institutions’, said President...Show More Summary

IOC and WADA striving to create ‘a clean generation’

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) hopes its education programmes will serve as an introduction to some of the key issues that teenage athletes face, branding them the ‘play true generation’. A booth at the Youth Olympic Village isShow More Summary

Gomez and Hernandez flying the flag for Venezuelan beach volleyball

“They are a good team, but their main strength is their attitude – the energy and desire they put into the game,” says their coach Mauro Hernandez. “They are relatively short for this sport, but compensate that with heart. It is a gift...Show More Summary

Slovenia’s Jaka Malus ready to rumble on handball court

Malus started playing handball after deciding football was not for him. The left-back is part of a Slovenia team full of promise and ambition. “I’m excited about the first game against Tunisia [on August 21]. We had a training session and saw the [Jiangning] Sports Centre, it’s huge. Show More Summary

Nanjing curtain-raiser sets the stage for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Images of the Ceremony quickly spread around the world thanks to thousands of “selfies” taken by athletes and spectators at the request of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. President Bach spoke directly to the 3,800...Show More Summary

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