Over 3,600 young athletes aged 15 to 18 from over 200 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will be in Nanjing, China, from 16 to 28 August 2014 to compete in the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Building on the successful experience of the inaugural YOG held in Singapore in 2010, this year’s event will feature 28 sports, including golf and rugby sevens, which will make their debut before their inclusion at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Also on the sports programme will be disciplines such as 3-on-3 basketball and 5-a-side hockey, as well as mixed gender and mixed NOC events.
Some new sports and disciplines not currently on the Olympic programme will also be showcased following an IOC Executive Board decision in December 2013. Sport climbing, roller sports and skateboarding will join wushu, which was already planned to feature in Nanjing.
The young participants will have the opportunity to take part in a unique Culture and Education Programme (CEP) off the field of play that will focus on themes ranging from Olympism and the Olympic values to skills development and how to lead healthy lifestyles.
Accreditation is processed online by the IOC. Media representatives wishing to cover the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games are required to register on the IOC website by 30 April 2014.
Please note that all journalists (regardless of nationality) working for Chinese domestic media must request their accreditation via the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) at the following address:
Chinese Olympic Committee
Tel: +86 10 8718 2445
Fax: +86 10 6711 1344
All other media working for non-Chinese, international media organisations (including in Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei) are requested to register via the IOC website following the instructions provided via the link below.
Please note that all rights-holding broadcasters’ accreditations will be processed by OBS.
If you have already registered in the IOC media database for previous events, please ensure your profile is up-to-date. You will need to complete your personal information and ensure you have a recent photo with the correct passport details. Please note that passports must be valid until at least 31 December 2014.
For media representatives who have successfully applied for accreditation online before 30 April 2014, the Youth Olympic Accreditation Card (YOAC) together with a passport or other official travel document will serve as an Entry Visa into China. These will be sent to you directly in June 2014 by the Nanjing Organising Committee. The pre-valid YOAC will act as a valid visa for China for a period of one month prior to and one month following Nanjing 2014.
Information regarding media accommodation will be available on the official website of Nanjing 2014 until 16 June 2014.
Further information on transport, the Main Media Centre, media access to the venues and key facilities will be communicated at a later date.