Youth News

IOC/ YOG: Maybe it’s about flexibility. Maybe it’s about youth. Whatever the logic, the International Olympic Committee has added more wheels to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games program.

Youth Olympic 7s Squad Named

11 December 2013
Rugby sevens women's champions

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Dane Sampson competes during the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

SHOOTING: The Aussies are off to a great start at the Oceania Continental Shooting Championship (29 November to December 5), with some excellent results across the competition.

Michael Diamond of Australia completes in the Men's Singles Trap final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during day seven of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 10, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Sydney is gearing itself to host the 2013 Oceania Shooting Continental Championship, an event run once every two years. To be held at the 2000 Olympic Games legacy venue, the Sydney International Shooting Centre will welcome about 230 athletes, with over 400 starts expected.

Naomi de Bruine competed at the World Championship Cadets in Miami

Two aspiring judokas have qualified to represent Australia at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

With fewer than 300 days to go until golf makes its Youth Olympic Games (YOG) debut at Nanjing 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Michelle Wie as a YOG Ambassador.

Born with an Olympic gene

14 October 2013
Daniel, Max and Chloe Esposito at 2103 Asia and Oceania YOG Qualification event in Kazakhstan.

His father is an Olympian. His oldest sister is an Olympian. His second oldest sister is a ‘Youth Olympian’. Now he can also claim a degree of Olympic status.

Tiana Penitani of Australia makes a break to score a try in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: Australia’s youngest female Rugby Sevens players have been given a boost on the road to the Rio Olympic Games with news of their qualification for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Seventeen-year-old Amanda Bateman has recently returned from the World Rowing Junior Championships and set her sights on representing Australia at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.