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A 12-year-old British boy, tipped as a future Olympic diving champion, will compete in Australia next year...

2001 Olympic Youth triathlon champion Emma Snowsill has gone on to win Commonwealth and World titles.

A record number of athletes from China and Great Britain will compete in the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival as they prepare their young athletes for the Beijing and London Olympics. China is sending 294 athletes to the Festival in Sydney in January, their biggest team ever. Great Britain is sending 150 athletes, also their biggest AYOF team. Australia will have by far the biggest contingent, 587 athletes. The fourth festival will be conducted in Sydney from January 17- 21 featuring a total of 2,200 athletes from 23 countries competing in 16 sports.

AOC President John Coates

In a major boost for short track speed skating and figure skating, they are to be showcased as part of the AOC's Olympic Youth Festival in Sydney in January 2007.

Sailing on Sydney Harbour during Sydney 2000

With sailing on the program for the first time, contestants in the 2007 AYOF will compete adjacent to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge...

Boys and girls football will be played at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney...

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