What age are the athletes competing in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?

  • What age are the athletes competing in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?

    The young athletes must be 15, 16, 17 or 18 years old on 31 December in the year of the Games. The age groups for the events in which they compete are defined in collaboration with the International Sports Federations (IFs) concerned.

    Dakar 2026 age requirements (15-18) shall remain the same even though the event has been postponed.

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