Buenos Aires 2018
Buenos Aires 2018 is the third edition of the summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the premier international event for young athletes ages 15 to 18 to compete at the highest level while providing valuable skills and experiences for their future careers.
Off the field of play, there is an interactive programme of workshops to provide the athletes with skills and experiences for them to share with their friends, families and communities, to be true champions in and out of competition.
Some of the biggest names in sport help raise the profile of the YOG through promotional campaigns and meeting with the athletes during the Games. Argentinian hockey legend Luciana Aymar is our first Ambassador for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Key facts and figures
Dates: 1 to 12 October 2018
Number of National Olympic Committees competing: 206
More than 200 medal events
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