IOC Session: A “GO” for Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games will become a reality. The IOC members today approved, at the 119th Session in Guatemala City, the project that foresees the first editions for the Youth Olympic Summer Games in 2010 and for the Youth Olympic Winter Games in 2012. “This is an historic moment for the Olympic Movement. We owe this to the youth of the world”, declared IOC President Rogge after the decision by his 111 fellow members.
According to Rogge, the Youth Olympic Games, which will take place every second year, are the flagship of the IOC’s strategy outlined for young people, which includes other initiatives, such as an educational project on Olympic values, a dedicated web site for youngsters and a campaign highlighting the Olympic values to young people.