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2022 Summer Youth Olympics

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Games of the IV Youth Olympiad
Youth Olympic Games.svg
Host cityDakar, Senegal
StadiumNew Main Stadium
Summer
Buenos Aires 2018 2026
Winter
Lausanne 2020 2024

The 2022 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IVème Jeux Olympiques de la jeunesse d'été), and commonly known as Dakar 2022 will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It will be held in Dakar, Senegal, becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa.

Originally scheduled to be held in 2022, at the 127th IOC Session it was decided to move the organisation of the YOG to a non-Olympic year, starting with the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be postponed from 2022 to 2023.[1] Subsequently the IOC have reverted to a 2022 date, and announced in February 2018 that they would be recommending that the event be held in Africa.[2] The 132nd IOC Session confirmed the change of date back to 2022.[3] The host was announced at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2018 edition.

Bidding

The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics on 8 October 2018 at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2022 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
City Nation Votes
Dakar  Senegal unanimous

Venues and infrastructure

Senegal prosposes to organize the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics in three distinct areas, consist of Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly.[4][5]

Dakar

Diamniadio

  • New Main Stadium – TBA / 50,000 new
  • Dakar Arena – indoor sports / 15,000 existing
  • Dakar Expo Center (5 halls) – indoor sports new
  • Mbow University – TBA new
  • Mbow University Youth Olympic Village – Olympic Village new

Saly

The city of Saly will host of water sports, beach sports and golf.

The Games

Sports

28 core sports are expected to feature at the Games, being confirmed in 2019.[5] This means the four sports added to the 2018 program (sport climbing, karate, breakdancing and roller speed skating) will not feature again.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Olympic Agenda 2020" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "IOC President Thomas Bach reports on the Youth Olympic Games 2022". International Olympic Committee. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018. the Executive Board wants these youth Olympic Games 2022 to take place in Africa. Therefore the EB decided today to propose to the session to make the african continent a strong priority ...
  3. ^ "132nd International Olympic Committee Session: Day two". insidethegames.biz. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Le Sénégal organisera les Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse 2022". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Summer Youth Olympic Games programme at Dakar 2022 featuring 28 core sports set to be confirmed next year". 17 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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Preceded by
Buenos Aires
Summer Youth Olympic Games
Dakar

IV Youth Olympiad (2022)
Succeeded by
TBA