Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Celebrates 180 Days Countdown！
NANJING, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the Sochi Winter Olympic Games comes to an end, the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games enters its 180 days countdown. Led by Executive President Yang Weize, the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (NYOGOC) vows to use all efforts and energy to finalise preparations for the Games that will take place between 16-28 August.
“the Youth Olympic Games is not a ‘mini’ version of Summer Olympic Games”
Talking about the new exciting sports added to the programme, Yang Weize said, “The International Olympic Committee, NYOGOC and the International Federations are working together to add golf and rugby into the games. In addition we will also showcase demonstration sports such as roller skating, skateboarding, sport climbing, and wushu,” said Yang.
Young people will be consulted and their ideas will be blended into the opening and the closing ceremonies of the games, as the International Olympic Committee stressed that “the Youth Olympic Games is not a ‘mini’ version of Summer Olympic Games,” and the opening ceremony in August should be “more vivid and creative” with an aim to make the games a memorable experience for the youth.
As a great example of the youth’s participation in the events, the Olympic torch will be passed around the world via the Internet, allowing everyone to sign up online to join the relay. Since October last year, five volunteer cyclist teams have departed from New Zealand and South Africa to travel through 51 cities around the world to promote the Olympic spirits, green transportation, and healthy lifestyle. There are also 106 Youth Olympic Games model schools in China engage in exchanges with schools in over 70 countries and regions.
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About The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games
The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games will take place in Nanjing from 16th to 28th of August 2014 and will bring together more than 3,800 young athletes from all National Olympic Committees. Following the 28 sports on the Olympic programme, athletes aged from 15 to 18 will take part in high level competition and off the field of play will take part in a series of cultural and educational activities.