Even if you can’t make it to the Olympic parks and venues, you can get involved with the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 by following the torch relay and using the official app.
Follow the Torch to "the end of the world"
Using the Torch map, you can follow the Olympic torch as it makes its way across south America on its final leg of the torch relay. On September 30, the torch mark the southernmost point that the “sacred fire” has ever been, travelling through the streets of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. On August 5 the torch started its journey through Argentina to promote the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence, and has covered more than 14,000 kilometres.
The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, will be the guest of honour at the relay in Ushuaia that will also have the presence of the head of the Organising Committee for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, Gerardo Werthein. From Ushuaia, the flame for Buenos Aires 2018 will begin its return journey to Buenos Aires for the big event on October 6: the first opening ceremony in modern Olympic history that’s open to all public and outside stadiums with the city as the backdrop.
A digital window for historical Games
The official app of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 is available for IOS and Android platforms. It will show the schedule and results for the 32 sports in the Buenos Aires 2018 programme and provide information about the athletes, along with their biographies.
In addition, it presents an ample variety of new features in the Olympic world, designed to allow the users to personalise their experience and participate in educational challenges.
The News section will keep the sports fans around the world well informed, featuring content in Spanish and English, while it will also have special sections with photos and videos from the Games.
Finally, the Sports menu will explain in detail the rules of the 36 disciplines at Buenos Aires 2018, making it easier for the public to understand sports they might not be too familiar with.