Today officially marks one year to go until the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018!
Buenos Aires 2018 is the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games and will take place on October 6th to 18th. 40 of the best youth Bouldering, Lead and Speed athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 will compete for the first Olympic medals in the history of the sport. The event will feature almost 4,000 athletes in total, of equal numbers of men and women, from 206 countries and across 32 sports.
The first celebrations have already kicked off in the Argentinian capital, and athletes from around the globe have shared their enthusiastic video messages to mark the final countdown to these Youth Olympic Games. "I'm really excited to have qualified for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018...I'm really looking forward to it, and see you there!" said youth Bouldering world champion Filip Schenk of Italy.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris also joined the campaign with his own message:
"This is an exciting time for sport climbing, the talented young athletes who will be its first Olympians and the climbing community worldwide. We are all working hard to prepare and cannot wait to showcase the best of our youthful, dynamic, vertical sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires."