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Ananya Pant, Writer

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This year will mark the 10th edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, taking place in Buenos Aires from October 6-18. Athletes must be thirteen to eighteen years old.

 

The vision of the Youth Olympic Games is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values. It is also the official registered mark of the YOG, through which they are distinguished from the Olympic Games, while keeping the Olympic rings symbol. The youth olympics highlights the freshness and the dynamism of youth. It is about giving the best of oneself, discovering new cultures, making new friendships, pushing one’s limits, expanding one’s horizons and enjoying oneself. Having YOG also means being aware of the power of sport to make the world a better place. For participating athletes, becoming young Olympians means being ambassadors of sport, of Olympic values and advocates of a healthy lifestyle. On October 6 2018, the Youth Olympics will officially start. Young athletes will compete in over 150 games,from over 200 countries.

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