In less than six months Buenos Aires will welcome the best young athletes from around the world for the Youth Olympic Games.
On Monday, another element was revealed ahead of the biggest multisport event ever to be hosted in Argentina.
The slogan for the Games – “Feel the Future” – was revealed.
Find out about our slogan that aims at inspiring a generation through the transformative power of the youth. 💪
We’ re getting closer to the biggest multisport and cultural celebration in Argentina’s history! 🔜🎉
— Buenos Aires 2018 (@BuenosAires2018) April 9, 2018
Manifesto for the Games
Accompanying the slogan is a manifesto aimed at outlining the aims for the 3998 athletes competing in the first Games with strict gender equality.
It includes references to equal opportunities and the chance to harness the energy of youth to create a better world through sport.
“The young athletes competing at Buenos Aires 2018 will be ambassadors of the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence,” affirmed Organising Committee President Gerardo Werthein.
“It will be a source of inspiration for youth around the world.”
The Youth Olympic Games brings together elite athletes aged between 15-18 years from all around the world.
The 2018 edition will see feature 32 sports, with four of them never having been seen at any Olympic competition before.
The new sports are:
- Breaking – also known as break dancing
- Sport climbing
- Roller speed skating
They will be alongside:
- 3×3 Basketball
- Equestrian (Jumping)
- Beach Handball
- Hockey 5s
- Modern Pentathlon
- Rugby Sevens
- Table Tennis
- Beach Volleyball
The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games will take place from 6th-18th October 2018, with 206 nations sending some of their best young talent to Argentina.
The sporting showpiece is spread across four themed parks located in different parts of the city, with cultural and educational activities also on offer.