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O'Neill's social selfie

17 August 2014

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TEAM: Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! The Youth Team fires up pre Opening Ceremony inside the Olympic Village.

Brittany Dutton and Jack Van Stekelenburg ready to compete at the YOG in Nanjing.

YOG: In just 24 hours, Australia could be the proud owner of four Youth Olympic medals. Numerous Aussie athletes will be on show on day one of the YOG, with some athletes contesting medals.

The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens side receive their jerseys from Susie O'Neill and Jessica Fox in the Youth Olympic Village in Nanjing, China on August 17, 2014.

RUGBY SEVENS: The first Rugby Sevens players to represent Australia at an Olympic Games (YOG) have been presented with their playing jerseys by Susie O’Neill and Jessica Fox.

Youth Olympic Beach Volleyball players Brittany Kendall and Phoebe Bell at the YOG in Nanjing, China.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: When you think of Beach Volleyball; sun, sand and good music may come to mind. But this Youth Olympic Games, Australia’s Beach Volleyball pairing of Phoebe Bell and Brittany Kendall will be hitting the sand under the cover of night- at least for their first three pool matches.

The Opening Ceremony will be held in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on August 16, 2014.

YOG: After years and months of preparation, excitement and anticipation, the countdown until opening of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing can now be measured in mere hours.

Naomi de Bruine and Bryan Jolly will fight for Australia in Judo at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in China.

JUDO: Despite only standing at 155cm and weighing in at 50kg, Bryan Jolly is ready to fight for a medal at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Australian Youth Olympic Table Tennis players Dominic Huang, Vy Bui and coach Jens Lang hang out with Nanjing TV and YOG Volunteers at the table tennis venue, Wutaishan Sports Gymnasium in Nanjing, China.

TABLE TENNIS: In the table tennis nation of the world, Australian youth table tennis players Vy Bui and Dominic Huang are getting pumped for their Youth Olympic Games competition to start tomorrow.

Jake the hunted

16 August 2014
For the Star- the horse affectionately known in the stable as Clip Clap- which Jake Hunter will ride at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

EQUESTRIAN: When Singleton showjumper Jake Hunter landed in Nanjing, China in the early hours of Thursday morning, he had no idea what horse he would be riding come competition day.

Ned Aims For Podium

16 August 2014
Ned Fitzgerald sweats it out in practice against a French Opponent.

FENCING: Ned Fitzgerald will be giving it his all when he begins competition on Tuesday 19th August. The Victorian Fencer knows that it’s going to be tough but has set a realistic goal.