Youth News

FENCING: A Victorian teenager has returned from the recent Junior Fencing Championships as the likely Australian contender to compete at the Youth Olympic Games.

The top three finishers in both genders at the Youth Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament at Khanom Beach, Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat pose for a group photo during the awards presentation on Sunday.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Young beach spikers from 18 countries have tested their mettle in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Continental Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament in Thailand.

Visitors from all over the world flocked to Nanjing, China, this week for final updates on the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place this August.

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

NANJING 2014: Australian Olympic medallists Susie O’Neill (Swimming) and Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak) are in Nanjing, China this week for official meetings prior to the start of the second summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in the city from 16 – 28 August 2014.

Emma Snowsill celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women's triathlon on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

YOG: In conjunction with the International Olympic Committee, the International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce that Australian Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill has been selected to be an Athlete Role Model for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.

Athletes cross the finish line while competing in the Womens Under 18's 100m event during the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australia has a new national record from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, with Gabriella O’Grady, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Audrey Kyriacou combining to eclipse the girl’s under 18 4x100m relay record set way back in 1979.

TRIATHLON: Australian triathletes know they face a step up in class with a host of big name international’s sure to keep them honest in Saturday’s opening Triathlon World Cup race of the season in Mooloolaba, QLD.

David Guest dives for the ball during a men's pool hockey match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

HOCKEY: Australia’s under 18 boys will compete at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, after finishing second at the qualifying event in Vanuatu on Tuesday.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: The ever-developing Australian Junior Athletics Championships will reach a very positive new milestone when competition gets underway at Sydney Olympic Park tomorrow, as more than 2000 athletes prepare to compete.

Hockey YOG qualifier looms

27 February 2014

Nine talented young athletes will become the first to represent Australia in an official international Hockey5s competition

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