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Australian women's sevens captain Rebecca Tavo and Australian Youth Olympic Festival gold medallist Brooke Anderson after Australia won rugby sevens gold at the 2013 AYOF in Sydney, Australia in January 2013.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Women’s Sevens squad for the final two tournaments before the World Cup includes four of the standout players from the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games logo which draws on Hangul – the Korean alphabet – and Korea’s traditional humanism – Cheon-ji-in.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) today launched its official Olympic emblem in front of over 1,000 guests at a gala ceremony held simultaneously in PyeongChang and in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea.

Buenos Aires (ARG), Medellin (COL) and Glasgow (GBR). The three cities in the running for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games host city.

The IOC has announced that Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR) and Medellín (COL) have been shortlisted in the bid to host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018.

Greta Small of Australia skis in the Women's Downhill during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on February 10, 2013 in Schladming, Austria.

SKI: Australian pocket rocket Greta Small has continued her sensational snow form to finish 25th in Super Combined at the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Germany.

Alpine skier Greta Small at the Far East Cup in Korea where she claimed two second place finishes and a victory to start the 2013 season.

The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games gave some of Australia’s youngest and brightest stars the ultimate kick-start on the road to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Rogge impressed by Nanjing

31 January 2013
People attend the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games emblem unveiling ceremony at Xuanwu Gate square on May 19, 2011 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. The second Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing in 2014.

NANJING 2014: International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge visited the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) today, proclaiming “impressive progress” has been made in preparations for next year’s Youth Olympic Games.

Australia celebrates winning the Women's Hockey Final between Australia and China at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Across all of the 17 sports at the 2013 AYOF the standard of competition was outstanding and future Olympians where in action across Sydney. Check out how all the competitions unfolded in the sport by sport wrap.

Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia wins the Mens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013.

AYOF2013: Australian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member John Coates has praised the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) contested in Sydney over the past five days.

Madeline Groves of Australia competes in the Women's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

As the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) finishes up here in Sydney, the junior athletes could not have got a better experience on the road to Rio 2016.

Ryo Fujimoto of Japan competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

SWIMMING: This year’s swimming at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) has finished the way it began: several close finishes and plenty of AYOF records.