Around 250 athletes aged nine to 19 converged at the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym last weekend in what was the country’s largest National Youth Sport Climbing Championships.
With only 158 days until the 2018 Youth Olympic Games kick off in sunny Buenos Aires, Australia’s best junior athletes are gearing up to have their first taste of the Olympic glory.
The third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 6-18th October. With less than 170 days to go, the countdown is on, so here is what you need to know!
Dual Olympic medalist Jessica Fox has told the upcoming generation of paddlers to grab the opportunities the Youth Olympics Games has to offer with both hands.
The Australian Olympic Committee has announced dual Olympian Evelyn Halls will take over the role of Chef de Mission for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in October 2018.
Australian Rio 2016 Modern Pentathlon gold medallist Chloe Esposito will have the opportunity to mentor the next generation of elite athletes as she has been announced as a Young Change-Maker for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Some of the nation’s best young sailors have a huge added incentive to excel at the upcoming Australian Youth Championships after confirmation the event will serve as a qualification point for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Keean Van Venrooij and Nikita Mawhirt are Australia’s first qualified athletes for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games (YOG) having finished as the top ranked Oceania athletes at the YOG Continental qualifier in Gotemba, Japan.
Positioned as a global event for the world’s best young elite athletes, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are a core element in the development of future generations of top-level athletes.
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