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The Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Athletics competition. It can hold 60,000 spectators.

NANJING: A team of 90 aspiring young athletes are expected to wear the green and gold in 100 days time when the second summer Youth Olympic Games start in Nanjing, China.

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: Australian record holders Kim Mickle and Alana Boyd will join some of the world’s best athletes for Round 1 of the IAAF Diamond League in Doha this Friday.

Roger Bannister about to cross the tape at the end of his record breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. He was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, with a time of 3 minutes 59.4 seconds on 6 May 1954.

ATHLETICS: Sixty years later, Roger Bannister is busy reliving the four minutes that still endure as a transcendent moment in sporting history.

Bronze for Tallent

5 May 2014
Jared Tallent of Australia competes during the Men's 50km Race Walk on May 3, 2014 in Taicang, China.

ATHLETICS: The outstanding international career of Jared Tallent (Vic) has continued in Taicang (CHN), with the three-time Olympic medallist winning a strong bronze in the men’s 50km walk at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

Jared Tallent of Australia wins the 50km Walk bronze medal on Day Five of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: Jared Tallent wants to add to his already impressive tally of major championship medals at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang (CHN) this weekend.

The Nanjing Virtual Torch Relay App is available in the Google Play Store and on iTunes

AOC: Since the days of the ancient Olympic Games and into the modern era, the Olympic flame has been synonymous with the ideals and the spirit of the Olympics.

Steve Hooker hugs BK after winning gold in the pole vault at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Australia’s greatest ever pole vaulter Steve Hooker has called time on his outstanding athletics career.

Morgan Mitchell (centre) runs to victory in the 400m during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships at Olympic Park on April 5, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today confirmed a talented 45 athletes to the Australian team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

Sally Pearson wins the women's 100m hurdles final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships on April 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson can't wait to step out of her comfort zone and take on many of the world's fastest women when she doubles up at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 100 metre hurdles and 100m sprint.

Steven Solomon wins the 400m final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships at Olympic Park on April 5, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon asserted his supremacy in the 400m, winning in an impressive time of 45.38 in his first outdoor race of the year in Melbourne on Saturday.