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NANJING: 100 day to go to second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games

cover1Today is 100 days to go to Nanjing 2014. 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.  

FIFA Ambassador for Fair Play, Simone Farina, has been appointed an Athlete Role Model for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Joining a line-up of 37 high-profile sports stars, the Athlete Role Models will offer support, mentoring and advice to the 3,800 young athletes who will be participating in the Games, with all 28 sports providing a representative. They will also take part in workshops and educational activities with the young athletes, covering topics such as anti-doping, nutrition and irregular and illegal betting.


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