Congress Report

(Jiangsu Prov) The Nanjing 2014 Summer YOG Held

Jiangsu Prov-China

The Nanjing 2014 Summer YOG HELD

On the 10th of February 2010, the 122nd IOC session at Vancouver announced Nanjing as the host city of the second summer YOG.

The motto of the Nanjing Games is “Olympics for the young, by the young.” It is hoped that the Games will:

*Boost self-understanding, active participation and creativity in young people both in the sports arena and in everyday life;
*Promote understanding, build up friendships, and help young people to understand and appreciate responsibility in a mature way;
*Advocate fair competition and concern for health and the environment;
*Give young people enhanced self-confidence and a sense of the civilization they will inherit - “Heart to Heart” and “Hand in Hand”!

The Nanjing 2014 Summer YOG will encompass all 28 sports and will be held from August 16th to 28th. The Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (NYOGOC) will work together with the IOC to gather the best youth athletes from around the world and build a creative platform for them. This YOG will focus on discussions about education, Olympic values, social challenges, and cultural diversity to make it a high level international sporting event. The YOGOC aims to spread the Olympic spirit and enhance sporting awareness.