The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will run from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. More than 3,800 athletes representing 204 nations are expected to participate. The 13-day competition for athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 will feature all 28 sports on the program for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Following the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games that took place in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012, the second summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games will also include innovative events that are not on the Olympic program. Among the non-Olympic events will be 3-on-3 basketball, a skills challenge for field hockey, and mixed gender and/or mixed country team events.
By the Numbers
204 National Olympic Committees from all five continents
222 medal events
28 sports, 30 disciplines
13 competition days
27 competition venues
For more information on the Games, visit Nanjing2014.com.