How can a young athlete qualify to take part in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?

  • How can a young athlete qualify to take part in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?

    The qualification of youth athletes is prepared in collaboration with the International Federations (IFs).

    For each discipline, world and continental junior championships as well as world junior rankings and qualifying events allow the athletes to qualify for the YOG.

    If a young athlete is interested in taking part in the YOG, he/she must contact his/her National Olympic Committee (NOC), which will inform him/her of the qualification criteria. The NOC is responsible for managing its delegation during the YOG.

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