In exactly 500 days, the eyes of the world will be on the city of Nanjing for the opening of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games – and we can’t wait!
In celebration of this countdown date, the Chinese city has been buzzing with activity and hundreds of school pupils marked the occasion by donning their trainers for a long-distance running race.
In the build-up, volunteers and young journalists also took part in a tree-planting day held at Laoshan Forest Park and even further afield, the ‘Dream Bicycle Team’ of Nanjing 2014 completed a tour of Chinese Taipei spreading the message of the Youth Olympic Games.
But wherever you are, fans far and wide can join in the celebrations by checking out the new official Nanjing 2014 website www.nanjing2014.org - which has been launched today.
And finally, we caught up with national hero and two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist Lin Dan, who pledged his support for the Youth Olympic Games in this short film: