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Nanjing 2014 – the countdown is on!

Nanjing 2014 – the countdown is on!

16/08/2012

With the fireworks of London 2012’s Closing Ceremony still fizzing in our minds, all eyes now turn to Nanjing 2014, which today celebrates two years to go until the second summer Youth Olympic Games in the ancient Chinese city.

With world class venues already in place and a city steeped in history and culture, young athletes around the globe are all training hard for this next stop on the Youth Olympic calendar!  And after the performance we have just seen at London 2012 from the YOG alumni, the young athletes, who are all currently preparing in their 28 sports, are not short of inspiration and motivation to get to the Youth Olympic Games.

As Olympic champion and YOG graduate Chad le Clos said after winning his Olympic gold medal in the 200m butterfly and silver medal in the 100m butterfly in London: “The Youth Games really helped me and they were a huge stepping stone. It was my first international meeting and if I had come to London [without the Youth Games experience] I would not have done nearly that well."

So a huge “Good Luck!” to all the young athletes aiming for the Youth Olympic Games!  Nanjing can’t wait to welcome you all in 2014.


 

Discover the best photos of Nanjing 2014

  • Lu Shao-Chuan (R) of Chinese Taipei and Viktoriya Sukhorukova of Ukraine after the 10m Air Rifle Mixed

    Nanjing 2014 - Lu Shao-Chuan (R) of Chinese Taipei and Viktoriya Sukhorukova of Ukraine celebrate after the 10m Air Rifle Mixed International Teams Competition at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, August 22, 2014. They won the bronze.

  • Medalists of Men's Trampoline

    Nanjing 2014 - Gold medalist Dylan Schmidt (C) of New Zealand, silver medalist Liu Changxin (L) of People's Republic of China and bronze medalist Pedro Ribeiro Ferreira of Portugal on the podium during the awarding ceremony of men's trampoline gymnastic final event at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Istvan Peni (R) of Hungary and Hadir Mekhimar of Egypt in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed

    Nanjing 2014 - Istvan Peni (R) of Hungary and Hadir Mekhimar of Egypt compete during the 10m Air Rifle Mixed International Teams Competition at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, August 22, 2014. They won the gold.

  • Dylan Schmidt of New Zealand in the Men's Trampoline

    Nanjing 2014 - Dylan Schmidt of New Zealand competes during the men's trampoline gymnastic final event at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 22, 2014. Schmidt won the gold medal.

  • Medalists of the Women's Shoot-out

    "Nanjing 2014 - Lucia Togores Carpintero from Spain wins the gold medal, Micunovic Ela from Slovenia wins the sliver medal and Samuelson Katie Lou wins the bronze medal, Wutaishan Basketball Venue, 21 August 2014. "

  • Bronze medalist Katie Lou Samuelson of the USA in the women's shoot-out

    Nanjing 2014 - Bronze medalist Katie Lou Samuelson of the United States of America competes during women's shoot-out contest final of basketball at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Aug. 21, 2014.

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