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    28 August 2014 - News

    Nanjing signs off in style as curtain falls on the 2014 Youth Olympic Games
    Just as at the Opening Ceremony, IOC President Thomas Bach called on everyone in the stadium to reach for their smartphones to capture the moment. Only this time there were no “selfies”; instead spect...
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    28 August 2014 - News

    Volunteers: “The lifeblood of the Olympic Games”
    Whether it was the 2,191 volunteers at the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952, or the 70,000 at the London Games in 2012, volunteers from around the world are essential to the success of the Games. Lond...
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    28 August 2014 - News

    Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme
    The organisers are looking for 70,000 people – from all over the world – to work in a wide variety of roles during the Games, including interpreters, receptionists, drivers, reporters and medical prof...
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    28 August 2014 - Press releases

    Innovative Nanjing delivers bright future for Youth Olympic Games
    After the hugely successful debut of 3x3 basketball at the first edition of the Summer YOG in Singapore in 2010, other new formats have made a popular introduction at Nanjing, including hockey 5s, the...
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    28 August 2014 - News

    Bright future for the Youth Olympic Games
    In line with the vision of the YOG to use existing venues, President Bach started by commending the organisers, “We have an organising committee that was not only an efficient one, but also a very sus...
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    28 August 2014 - News

    Mum's the word for gentle giant Kadiru in super heavyweight final
    Kadiru beat favourite Daramni Rock of the USA by three rounds to nil in the men’s super-heavyweight final, avenging his defeat at the World Youth Championships in Sofia earlier this year. Cheered on b...
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    28 August 2014 - News

    The future starts at YOG!
    For most of the 3,800 athletes, the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games are a taster of what a career in sport could be like. Inspiring them to dream big and aim high, the YOG also ensure that through th...
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    27 August 2014 - News

    Peru takes Games’ final gold at the ‘Nanjing Nou Camp’
    Jeong Wooyeong put Republic of Korea 1-0 up in a first half that saw both sides miss a succession of chances. But Franklin GIL (PER) equalised early in the second period and a sublime strike from Peru...
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    27 August 2014 - News

    Russian and Azerbaijani wrestlers go out with a golden bang
    With the men’s freestyle medal bouts ending the show at the Longjiang Gymnasium on 27 August, Ismail Gadzhiev won a fourth gold for Russia in a low-scoring 46kg final. The 16-year-old held his oppone...
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    27 August 2014 - News

    Joker Weyer sinks Canada to win hockey gold for Australia
    As with the women’s final the previous night, the men’s gold medal match was decided by a shoot-out, having finished 3-3 in regular time. A clever reverse flick by Australia’s Corey Weyer sealed a 3-...
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