About YOG  
The Youth Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee that takes place every four years consistent with the current format of the Olympic Games. The Youth Olympic Games are designed to integrate sport with education and culture, inspiring participants to live by the Olympic values and become ambassadors of Olympism.

Following the inaugural Youth Olympic Games that took place in Singapore in 2010, the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games marked the second summer edition of the event. The first Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012.

Culture and Education Program
A core element of the Youth Olympic Games is the Culture and Education Program, which is centered around five main themes: Olympism, social responsibility, skills development, expression and well-being, and healthy lifestyles. 

Participants
The Youth Olympic Games bring together talented athletes from around the world. All participating athletes must between the ages of 15-18 as of Dec. 31 of the Games year.