Athlete Selection Procedures for 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Sept. 11, 2009, 5:58 p.m. (ET)

The selection procedures have been finalized for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Singapore will be hosting the first Youth Olympic Games August 14-16, 2010. It will receive some 3,600 athletes and 800 officials from 205 National Olympic Committees, along with estimated 800 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - between 14 and 18 years of age - will compete in 26 sports and take part in Culture and Education Programs. 


2010 Youth Olympic Games Team

The Team:
3 male and 3 female athletes

Age:
Athletes born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1994. (16 - 17 Year Olds in 2010)

NOTE: Athletes must attend for the entire duration of the Youth Olympic Games, if selected, as well as participate in the cultural and education program, as requested.

Divisions:
3 male and 3 female weight divisions will be contested. 
Men's Divisions:
-Not exceeding 48 kg
-Over 48 kg & not exceeding 55 kg
-Over 55 kg & not exceeding 63 kg
Women's Divisions:
Over 44 kg & not exceeding 49 kg
Over 49 kg & not exceeding 55 kg
Over 63 kg

Team Trials:
November 6, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO

TEAM SELECTION PROCEDURES

For more information on the Youth Olympic Games visit the IOC website HERE.

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