From the YOG to the Games: the adventure continues!

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With two editions of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) behind us, in Singapore in 2010 and Nanjing in 2014, a large number of athletes, coaches, young ambassadors and young reporters will be at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 after previously taking part in the YOG. Over the coming weeks and until the end of the Games in Rio, we shall be looking at the very different stories of some of these people, and showing how the YOG have had an impact on their careers.

We have been following each career with great interest, be it the athletes or other YOG representatives. The Rio 2016 Games will be a new opportunity for all these people to experience a truly global event.

For their part, the athletes will have the chance to compete against the world’s best. And perhaps, like Chad le Clos four years ago in London, they will make their mark on Olympic history:

For others, it will be a chance to develop their competences in various areas, for example the young reporters covering the event. Over the coming weeks, we shall be spotlighting the largest possible number of these careers on our website, Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag for all these stories is: #YOGtoRio

So the period between now and the Olympic Games Rio 2016 looks like being an exceptional time, full of emotions for everyone getting ready to take part in the first Games in South America. Stay tuned to get the inside story on how each person is preparing to be in peak form for Rio 2016!