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31 May 2014
IOC News , Development through sport

IOC President meets young athletes at African Youth Games in Botswana

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach quickly got into the swing of things at the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana.

Visiting several of the competitions and the athlete's village, he met young athletes from many of the 54 competing nations.

This is the 2nd edition of the African Youth Games, taking place from 22 to 31 May in the Botswana capital.

President Bach took in a number of competitions, including tennis, athletics and fencing, before meeting young athletes at the athlete's village.

In all 2,500 athletes are competing in 21 sports in an amazing atmosphere at the Games.

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