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Joint Communique from the International Olympic Committee and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee

Our thoughts are firstly with those who have been touched by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the suffering of those affected and their families.With regard to ensuring the safety of all those participating in the Youth Olympic...Show More Summary

From war zone to international spotlight

Tomorrow at the Opening Ceremony she will have the honour of carrying the Olympic flag, representing participants who cannot compete under their national flag and will compete as a “Independent Olympic Athlete’”, then go onto race in...Show More Summary

Safe Sport: healthy body image promoted at the Youth Olympic Games

In a bid to promote a healthy body image targeting both athletes and young people, the International Olympic Committee has developed a series of educational videos for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this month which, using fictional...Show More Summary

Manley and James out to put Jamaica back on track

Four years ago Odane Skeen was Jamaica’s only medallist across all sports, winning gold in the men’s 100m. But their star-studded track and field team for the Nanjing 2014 Games is aiming higher. Two of Jamaica’s 400m medallists from...Show More Summary

Borella and Massialas have fencing in the blood

Borella is the daughter of two Olympic champions in foil: her father Andrea won a gold medal at the Los Angeles 1984 Games, while her mother Francesca Bortolozzi took silver at the Seoul 1988 Games and a gold at both the Barcelona 1992...Show More Summary

Diary of a Young Ambassador from Serbia

A few weeks ago, Team Serbia for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing 2014 went on their joint preparation for the upcoming competition. I went with them, as a Young Ambassador with the idea to introduce them to CEP and try some of the...Show More Summary

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee: here comes the latest Muhammad Ali

“It’s a beautiful coincidence that I share my name with one of the most legendary icons in the history of boxing, and that is reason enough for me to believe that the sport is my destiny,” says Ali, whose American namesake is considered...Show More Summary

Athletes sample Chinese culture as part of Nanjing 2014’s Culture and Education Programme

“It was a lot of fun, a new experience, but it was very difficult to draw like this," Said Lang during a visit to the Chinese Culture Booth at the Youth Olympic Village. Salome Lang (left) of Switzerland at the Chinese Culture Booth “It’s not a normal pen and it was not normal paper, it was very thin. Show More Summary

Chilean and Australian siblings aim for twin peaks in the Nanjing 2014 rowing regatta

Chile’s Melita and Antonia Abraham and Australia’s Tyler and Miller Ferris - all 17 years old - agree that rowing with a sibling born minutes apart has both advantages and disadvantages. Twins (left to right) Antonia and Melita Abraham,...Show More Summary

Athletes learn about safe sport at the Youth Olympic Games

Available for everyone on, the educational tools developed by the IOC in time for this month’s YOG include several interactive video clips, which, using fictional athletes’ stories, present the different dimensions of sexual...Show More Summary

Youth Olympic Village officially opens

The YOV is much more than the place to sleep; it is also the centre of the Culture and Education Programme, which offers athletes a series of interactive workshops covering topics such as healthy eating, careers in sport, time management...Show More Summary

Rio sailing event proves great success

The world-class regatta, which came to a close on 9 August, saw 326 athletes - including 32 Olympic medalists - from 35 countries take to the competition courses in Guanabara Bay, where the sailing events will be held during the 2016...Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 sports: Modern pentathlon

The modern pentathlon events at Nanjing 2014 will feature the latest developments made in a sport that was invented by none other than Baron Pierre de Coubertin at the start of the 20th century. Since 2009, shooting and running haveShow More Summary

Follow the Nanjing 2014 Torch Relay

On this first part of the Torch Relay, 45 torchbearers carried the flame along the Ming Dynasty City Wall, one of the most historic sites in Nanjing. After the torch was lit from a cauldron by the Executive President of the Nanjing Organising...Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games medal unveiled!

The pictures show the cast medal in its gold, silver and bronze forms. One side (face A) is the winning design of 23-year-old Matej ?i?ka from Slovakia, whose creation entitled “Track of Winners” won the International Olympic Committee’s...Show More Summary

Make sure your body is ready for exercise with ‘Get Set’ – an easy to use injury prevention app!

Developed by the International Olympic Committee especially for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, ’Get Set - Train Smarter’ is a brand new app focused on injury prevention and has been produced in collaboration with Oslo Sports Trauma Research...Show More Summary

Sport Up Your Life!

Sport offers a whole rainbow of opportunities – both professional and voluntary – and a new app developed by the International Olympic Committee will help you discover just what options are out there for sports lovers. Created as a talent-based...Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 sports: Rugby

Acting on the recommendations put forward by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting two months earlier in Berlin, the members of the International Olympic Committee voted to readmit rugby to the Olympic programme on 9 October 2009, the final day of the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen (DEN). Show More Summary

Everyone’s getting ready for Nanjing 2014!

Helping out the German team of 83 athletes last week was fencing Olympic gold medallist Britta Heidemann who joined the pre-Nanjing gathering to give her advice and some words of motivation. The young athletes were also presented with...Show More Summary

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