Buenos Aires 2018 in numbers

With the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 coming to an end, we take a look at some of the incredible facts and figures from the Games.

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215,000The number of people who flocked to Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires to experience the first-ever Olympic Opening Ceremony to be held in the streets of a city

4,000The number of young athletes who competed in Buenos Aires

50The percentage of female athletes participating – the first time in Olympic history that a Games edition has enjoyed full gender equality

206The number of National Olympic Committees represented at the YOG


141The number of athletes representing host nation Argentina – the largest delegation at the Games

1The number of athletes representing the Cook Islands, with swimmer Bede Aitu comprising the smallest delegation at the YOG

1 millionThe number of spectators who attended Olympic events throughout the YOG

10.15The time in seconds it took for South Africa’s Luke Davids to win the men’s stage two 100m race – the fastest time ever recorded at the YOG


550The amount of live streaming hours offered by the Olympic Channel during the YOG 

5The number of gold medals won by Japanese gymnast Takeru Kitazono as he topped the podium in the men’s floor exercise, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bars and all-around

14The number of combined medals won by Russian swimmers Kliment Kolesnikov and Andrei Minakov, with each winning six golds and one silver in the pool

79The incredible number of shots played in a seemingly never-ending badminton rally between Japan’s Kodai Naraoka and India’s Lakshya Sen


8,000The number of plates of food that were served in the dining hall of the Youth Olympic Village four times a day

7,000The number of pizzas eaten in one night when the dining hall added the dish to its menu

200,000The number of schoolchildren who were able to experience the YOG thanks to Buenos Aires 2018’s “The School goes to the Games” programme

1,200The number of cultural and educational activities on offer to fans across all YOG venues