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Youth Olympic hurdler, Nick Andrews, will have gold in his sights when he takes to the track at the YOG.

ATHLETICS: Taking out first place in an event can mean the world to an athlete - but setting a new record, in particular that of Olympic champion Sally Pearson, in the process is another story.

One month to YOG

16 July 2014
Beach volleyballer Phoebe Bell in action ahead of the Youth Olympic Games.

TEAM: The Opening Ceremony fireworks may be on the horizon, but the one month countdown to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be no party.

Lauren Boden competes in the women's 400 metres hurdles heats during day three of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson, discus thrower Dani Samuels and 400m hurdler Lauren Wells have each won a bronze medal at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow.

David Guest of the Kookaburras in action during the 2008 Men's Four Nations Tournament Final match between the Australian Kookaburras and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2008 in Perth, Australia.

TEAM: Australian youth athletes are travelling to the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them in the form of Olympic coaches and mentors.

Dani Samuels competes in the Women's Discus Throw Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels has thrown over 67 metres for the third time this year to finish second at the IAAF Diamond League.

Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Ultra-consistent Australian Kim Mickle has claimed yet another podium finish at the Diamond League.

TEAM: There may be a World Cup and a few Commonwealth Games medals to win over the next two months, but come August 16, sporting eyes can shift to the next generation in Australian sport.

(l-r) Alexandra Hulley, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Nick Andrews pose during the Australian Youth Olympic Athletics Squad Announcement at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: When Sydney teenager, Samantha Geddes steps onto the track at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, it will have been a long time coming for the youngster.

AOC: The AOC has launched a peer support program called ‘Champ Connect’, for aspiring athletes wearing the green and gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: The IAAF World Championships silver medallist Kim Mickle has placed third in the women’s javelin at Round 4 of the IAAF Diamond League in Rome.