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Yao Ming of China dunks over Leonel Paulo of Angola during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A basketball game at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008.

NANJING 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Yao Ming as the latest Ambassador for this summer’s 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China.

Joe Ingles of the Boomers in action during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011.

BASKETBALL: Some of the game’s biggest names have been included in the Australian 17-man squad for the road to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, tipping off in late August.

Ben Madgen (C) of Australia drives to the basket against Guo Ailun of China during the 2014 Sino-Australia Men's International Basketball Challenge match between the Australian Boomers and China at Liyang City Stadium on June 8, 2014 in Changzhou, China.

BASKETBALL: The Australian men’s basketball team have drawn their home and away series with China 2-2.

Mark Worthington of Australia attempts a lay up against Zhonghao Xu of China during the match between at Challenge Stadium on May 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Australia's men dominated China in an eventful 85-64 win in the second game of their four-match basketball series in Perth on Saturday night.

Xiaoxu Li of China goes to the basket against Tom Jervis of Australia during the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge match on May 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: The Australian men's team have started their series with China on a winning note, with the debutants inspiring a rousing 97-95 come-from-behind overtime victory a

2014 NBA draft prospect Dante Exum watches the round 18 NBL match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in February 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Ping-pong balls will soon give the young Australian basketball phenomenon Dante Exum the biggest clue to where his NBA career will start.

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

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.

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.

Jennifer Screen #6 of Australia shoots under pressure from Zengyu Ma #11 of China during the Women's Basketball quaterfinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australia coach Brendan Joyce has named a 12-player squad minus his WNBA stars for a pre-World Championship tour of the United States.