- 08 Jul 2011
YOG host cities Innsbruck and Nanjing celebrate Olympic Day
They are over 8,500 kilometres apart, but future Youth Olympic host cities Innsbruck, Austria, and Nanjing, China, had one common goal on 23 June - to celebrate Olympic Day.
Nanjing, which will host the next Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014, marked the international day by arranging a huge fun run for the whole city. Despite the rain, more than 3,000 people from different communities came together to take part in the event. Running from the east square of the Olympic Centre, to the south square of the Olympic Centre, the participants covered a distance of about 1.6km in a show of true Olympian spirit for Olympic Day.
Meanwhile, in Austria, a team of volunteers from Innsbruck spread the word about the first Winter Youth Olympic Games at the World Sports Festival in Vienna. Handing out badges and stickers to the hundreds of teenagers arriving to watch and participate in the sports competitions, the YOG word spread quickly. Yoggl was also on hand to give out YOG goodies, although our spies tell us the social mountain goat mascot spent most of his time making new friends!
However you spent Olympic Day, we hope it was YOG-tastic!