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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.

Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night.

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.

Kyle Chalmers of Australia competes in the Men's 100 Metre Freestyle Heats during day four of the World Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on April 29, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: A group of 41 junior swimmers have united off the back of Grand Prix three in Brisbane this week for a National Youth Camp that will run until Thursday July 3.

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.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today.

Kyle Chalmers has been selected to represent Australia at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

SWIMMING: With the world at his very large feet, youth swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers is ready to dive head first into an Olympic career.

A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team will hold staging camps in the USA at Auburn University ahead of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Ami Matsuo of Australia competes in the Women's 200 Metre Freestyle during day three of the Australian Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on April 28, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Matsuo and Chalmers too quick at Oceania Championships.

SWIMMING: Australia’s next generation of swimmers will descend on the Westwave Aquatic Centre in Auckland, New Zealand this week for the 2014 Oceania Championships from Tuesday May 20 to Friday May 23.