The Summer Youth Olympic Games are an elite, international multi-sport event for athletes between the ages of 15 to 18. Buenos Aires 2018 is projected to be the first Olympic event that achieves full gender equality with 1,999 women and 1,999 men expected to compete in 32 sports, including the debut dance sport (breaking), karate, roller sports and sport climbing.

The 13-day competition will be staged across four parks and feature 241 medal events, including mixed-gender and mixed-NOC events. The Buenos Aires 2018 Games will also include two showcase sports – polo and squash.

Keeping in tradition with past Youth Olympic Games, the young participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a unique Learn & Share program, which will focus on themes ranging from Olympism and the Olympic values, to skill development and healthy living. 

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