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Youth Olympic Games

August 16-28, 2014
Nanjing, China

The Vision
The vision of the Youth Olympic Games is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values. It was during its session in Guatemala in July 2007 that the IOC decided to create a new sporting event to educate, engage and influence young athletes inspiring them to play an active role in their communities.

What are the YOG?
The Youth Olympic Games are a sporting event for young people, balancing sport, education and culture. These Games work as a catalyst in these fields throughout the Olympic Movement.

Ages?
Athletes born in 1997 and 1998 will be eligible to be selected to represent the USA in Track & Field at the Youth Olympics.

How do athletes qualify for the Youth Olympics?
Athletes qualify through the U.S. Area Youth Olympic Selection Trials - TF. Complete selection procedures are available here (PDF)

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