Chronology Of The Youth Olympic Games

No. Year Host City Nations Events Sports Male Female Athletes
I 2010 Singapore, Singapore 204 201 26 1,846 1,676 3,522
II 2012 Innsbruck, Austria 69 63 7 556 466 1,022
III 2014 Nanjing, China 204 220 28 1,908 1,851 3,759
IV 2016 Lillehammer, Norway 70   70 7 TBD  TBD 1,100+

Birth Of YOG
The Youth Olympic Games is an elite sporting event inviting young athletes to participate in a global competition celebrating the Olympic values. Approved by the International Olympic Committee at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 2007, the YOG consist of a summer and winter edition held alternately every two years.

U.S. Team Makeup

Year Location Total Men Women
2010 Singapore, Singapore 82 32 50
2012 Innsbruck, Austria 57 37 20
2014 Nanjing, China 94 48 46
2016 Lillehammer, Norway 62 42 20

Flag Bearers
At the Games, each country’s team is preceded into the Olympic stadium by an athlete or delegation representative bearing the country’s flag. The flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic Team is chosen by the athletes. The practice of carrying in the nations’ flags first began at the 1908 Olympic Games in London.

Year Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony
2010 Hannah Carson, Track & Field  
2012 Jake Peterson, Bobsled Julia Mueller-Ristine, Alpine Skiing
2014 Kendall Yount, Taekwondo Richelle Stephens, Rugby
2016 TBA TBA