Friday, 08 June 2018 09:54

The Other Young Protagonists of Buenos Aires 2018

For nine days, the Youth Olympic Village received more than 2,000 schoolchildren who left messages to cheer on the young athletes while also participating in sport initiation activities. The messages will be delivered to the young athletes when they enter the Village and start their Olympic adventure. The notes were organised into four categories: respect, excellence, friendship and passion.

The visit comes at the same time as the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee (BAYOGOC) meeting with the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission, which outlined how their vision of bringing sport to the young people of Argentina has come to fruition.

Using the Youth Olympic Games as a catalyst, BAYOGOC have implemented +1300 sporting and cultural events and initiatives in schools and community sports clubs over the last four years. 1 million young people will have actively participated in YOG-themed activities being implemented by a dedicated young team from sport initiation and inspirational talks with Olympians to sport-themed cultural projects.

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