Youth News

Lindsey Vonn speaks to athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck on January 19, 2012.

With 500 days to go until the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, the IOC has announced Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn as an Ambassador for the Games

GAMES: The 2nd Youth Olympic Games have ended after a gala Closing Ceremony at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

Spectacular Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on 28 August 2014.

YOG: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

AUS and NZL team up to finish third in the mixed team relay in triathlon.

MIXED GENDER: While the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has been a fantastic experience for everyone involved it has also acted as a dress rehearsal for mixed gender events on a larger Olympic stage.

TEAM: Sydney teenager, Jessica Thornton has been announced as the Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australia's inability to win a swimming gold medal at the Youth Olympics should not be viewed as a bad omen, says pool great Susie O'Neill.

HOCKEY: It has been a remarkable night for the Hockey5s team in Nanjing, beating Canada in a penalty shoot out, to win the Gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Golden Start, Golden End

27 August 2014

TEAM: It was a golden start and a golden end for the Australian Youth Olympic Team competing at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Some of the best social media moments of Nanjing 2014

@AUSOLYMPICTEAM: Limited access to social media has failed to stop the Australian Youth Olympic Team from being so social at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Youth Olympic wrestler Ben Pratt in action on Day 11 of the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

WRESTLING: On day 11, the final day of competition at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, 16-year-old Ben Pratt finally got the chance to hit the mats in the wrestling.

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