Calling all budding sports reporters for the Youth Olympic Games!

Do you have what it takes to capture the passion of sport in a photo, a video or with words? The third cycle of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s  Young Reporters programme launched today for young creatives to report on the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

Picture by © 2012 / Comité International Olympique (CIO) / PURINS, Raitis

The Young Reporters initiative will bring 30 young reporters from five continents to the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (Argentina), which will take place from 6  to 18 October 2018. The costs of flights, accommodation and meals are included, and all equipment will be provided for the duration of the Games.

Once at the Games, the Young Reporters will have access to the Youth Olympic Village and all the sports, and will receive intensive training from some of the top names in Olympic reporting in print, photographic, television, radio and social media.


This group of Young Reporters will also be joined by teams from Argentina (the host nation for the YOG 2018) and Switzerland (the host nation for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020).

Interested? If you are a university student studying media or journalism, or a young professional working in media, the first step is to get in touch with your National Olympic Committee, which will nominate Young Reporters on the basis of performance and competence. The respective Continental Association will then select two male and two female journalists to represent the continent.


Past Young Reporters from the first and second cycles at Singapore 2010 and Nanjing 2014 have gone on to great things, with many covering the Olympic Games in a professional capacity and landing jobs presenting TV and radio shows, writing columns and travelling the world in the name of sports journalism!

So if becoming a Young Reporter sounds like a dream come true, get in touch with your NOC, and we could see you at the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires next year.

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