Talk:Youth Olympic Games

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Seasons of occurrence[edit]

  • This states that the winter games will be held in early spring. I'm gathering this article bases its times on one hemisphere of the planet and not the other. Perhaps changing it to months would better suit. --ClEeFy 12:07, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
In response, it is sort of weird to hear it said like that, but the source I used said exactly that. But when you think about it, the normal Winter Olympics are held in late February, toward the end of winter, so it don't sound that different, just weird. If I find a source with months, I'll use it. Jaredt  00:23, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
You have fallen into the same trap: late February is only "toward the end of winter" at certain latitudes. Kevin McE (talk) 10:28, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Official candidates[edit]

The IOC has announced the cities that have submitted a bid to host the first Summer YOG in 2010. Eleven cities have applied: Algiers, Athens, Bangkok, Belgrade, Debrecen, Guatemala City, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Poznan, Singapore and Turin. Parutakupiu 15:48, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

2012 Youth Winter Games and Template[edit]

I put the Winter bid on this page because I didn't want to get too far ahead like the Main Olympiad Pages. Unless you think a seperate page should be made already. Also, would it be preferred to make a new template, or perhaps just edit the Youth Games onto the existing Olympics Template? --Cbradshaw 05:30, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

89.19.160.208 07:23, 26 September 2007 (UTC)It should be somehow noted (in History section?) that a very similar idea was suggested earlier and even tested as the quite successfull World Youth Games in Moscow 1998 89.19.160.208 07:23, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Pic of Singapore[edit]

I re-added the image of Singapore. I disagree that a picture of Singapore is not relevant. When the Games occur, we can add more specific pictures, but I think it's good for now. Cheers--Cbradshaw (talk) 04:43, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Just to point out as per my comments in User_talk:Cbradshaw#RE:Singapore_2010_YOG that I feel a general picture of downtown Singapore is of little educational value in an article on an Olympic event. By all means show images related to the bid process or a major sports event if available, without which one should not simply show any random picture and add unnecesary bandwidth stress to those using slower networks.--Huaiwei (talk) 05:57, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


Picture[edit]

Wouldnt it be a good idea to add apicture —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.169.16.181 (talk) 03:41, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Qualifying/Tryouts[edit]

How will Qualifying work? When and where are Tryouts in the US for the diffrent sports? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.60.233.137 (talk) 01:12, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

They don't chose athletes 18 months before the games, for the regular olympics, athletes get chosen just a few weeks before the games, not one major news article says this, neither does the main website and the only article that does say it is not from a major news network and doesn't use any quotes or citations. If athletes were chosen a year and half early (which would be this coming February), then the youth games would have been well known to them by now (which very few people have even heard of), and the main website for Singapore 2010 would have mentioned it a long time ago. —Preceding unsigned comment added by A8709865a (talkcontribs) 07:10, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Editor X. As you can see, it is a lot easier to communicate when you explain your issues rather than just blindly deleting material. I am reinserting the information with a note that there needs further documentation. If that item is incorrect, time will tell. However, there is no need to delete the other information in the paragraph as well as a newssource, be it major or minor. (Btw, it is a college newspaper, which while hardly infallible, is certainly concerned with the age group suggested for the YOG). Thanks for your contributions.-Cbradshaw (talk) 15:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Okay, but athletes being chosen that early still seems very unrealistic. I am a youth athlete myself going to big events in and outside my country, and I haven't heard of (or researched) anything about trials for the Youth Olympics, neither have others, considering February 2009 is not a long time from now.

Does anyone find it very odd that they are restricting the age for most events to fit a 2 year window, but the event itself is only every 4 years. This means that there will be kids that will never be eligible to compete at the YOC. MATThematical (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Plagiarised/ Was plagiarised?[edit]

Hmm... I was browsing through the references, when this one article caught my eye, about U.S.'s interest in the YOG 2012. So I clicked on it, and lo and behold, I saw that in paragraphs 6 to 10, it was identical to four of the article's paragraph. "I wonder how, I wonder why..." Quote from Lemon Tree, Fool's garden ge6m 09Sign, please 10:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

That information was added a long time ago, I may have added it. Most of the sentences there are straightforward fact (such as stating the budget guidelines), and therefore, have little room for creative writing. Please, feel free to rewrite it if you wish. It is referenced, after all. If I have offended the Associated Press, which is the source for that portion of the article, my apologies.-Cbradshaw (talk) 15:54, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Singapore-area contributors? 2010 Youth Summer Olympics[edit]

Hello: If you are in the Singapore area, I am hoping to get some people accredited as reporters, for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. Visit Wikinews' project area to submit your name, and be considered for our official bid. -- Zanimum (留言) 2010年3月22日 (一) 14:55 (UTC)

Why do they allow athletes older than 13 in these Youth Games, and what will be the impact on records?[edit]

So that means you can have a 14-year old swimmer participate in BOTH the Summer Games and the Youth Games the same year? And then how will this impact records - will we soon have a swimmer shatter Michael Phelps' career gold medal record because they are able to participate in both the Youth Games and the Summer Games at ages 14 and 18? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.231.209.129 (talk) 16:31, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Olympiad in host city table[edit]

I changed the Olympiad in the host city tables. Originally they were what I think is the Olympiads calculated from the original modern Summer Olympics in 1896. Problem is that the summer YOG had a XXX Olympiad and the winter YOG also had a XXX olympiad in different years. That seems a bit confusing. What makes this issue sticky is that the Summer Olympics mark the Olympiad while the Winter Olympics mark the actual number of Olympics held. For the YOG it's a clean slate, as I don't see any precedence set by the IOC yet. So I took the initiative and renumbered each Games as the first, second and third of their respective season. If someone can find an IOC directive on this or has a dispute with what I've done I'll happily discuss the matter. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 20:29, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I have reverted. See the article Olympiad. The Olympiad is an absolute notion, independent from the Games you are talking about. It is defined by the Olympic Charter. It is a period of four years which starts the First of January of the year of the Games of the Olympiad. The first Olympiad is starting on January 1 1896. We are currently living in the XXIX Olympiad, the XXX Olympiad starts on January 1 2012. Hektor (talk) 10:51, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Youth Olympic Games/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wizardman (talk contribs count) 18:49, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

I'll review this article shortly. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:49, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Here are the issues I found:

  • "lasted 12 days; the winter version" should be comma
  • "14–15 years, and" remove the and
  • "Finally no nation" comma after finally.
  • "The election was held on February 10, 2010, 2 days before the start" two days.

Just a couple small things. I'll put the article on hold and pass when they're fixed. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 16:11, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

I've fixed the punctuation mistakes. Cheers Delusion23 (talk) 10:56, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Looks good now, so the article passes. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 17:48, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the review and the work, I was away from my computer for a few days and missed the review. Appreciate the team effort. H1nkles (talk) citius altius fortius 15:43, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

All-time medal table[edit]

I think we should add all-time medal table (summer+winter). I made one, you can check up on it.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 37 20 9 66
2  Russia 23 18 18 59
3  South Korea 17 7 6 30
4  Germany 12 16 11 39
Olympic flag border.png Mixed-NOCs 12 11 14 37
5  Japan 10 10 12 32
6  Ukraine 9 10 15 34
7  Cuba 9 3 2 14
8  Australia 8 13 10 31
9  France 8 4 12 24
10  Italy 7 11 6 24
11  Austria 7 4 6 17
12  United States 6 12 11 29
13  Hungary 6 6 5 17
14  Netherlands 5 3 3 11
15  Azerbaijan 5 3 0 8
16  Canada 5 2 14 21
17  Thailand 4 3 0 7
18  Sweden 4 2 3 9
19  Slovenia 3 4 3 10
20  Great Britain 3 2 5 10
21  Israel 3 2 0 5
22   Switzerland 3 1 7 11
23  Kenya 3 0 3 6
24  Lithuania 3 0 1 4
25  Norway 2 5 3 10
26  South Africa 2 4 3 9
27  Kazakhstan 2 3 4 9
28  Czech Republic 2 3 3 8
29  Brazil 2 3 1 6
30  Colombia 2 3 0 5
30  Ethiopia 2 3 0 5
32  Belgium 2 2 2 6
32  Egypt 2 2 2 6
32  Finland 2 2 2 6
35  Iran 2 2 1 5
36  Nigeria 2 0 2 4
37  Bulgaria 2 0 1 3
38  Mongolia 2 0 0 2
39  Spain 1 4 6 11
40  Romania 1 4 2 7
41  Turkey 1 3 6 10
42  Slovakia 1 2 3 6
43  Argentina 1 2 2 5
44  New Zealand 1 2 1 4
45  North Korea 1 1 3 5
46  Latvia 1 1 2 4
46  Vietnam 1 1 2 4
48  Croatia 1 1 1 3
48  Denmark 1 1 1 3
48  Serbia 1 1 1 3
51  Poland 1 0 5 6
52  Kyrgyzstan 1 0 2 3
53  Dominican Republic 1 0 1 2
53  Eritrea 1 0 1 2
53  Morocco 1 0 1 2
56  Bolivia 1 0 0 1
56  Chile 1 0 0 1
56  Ireland 1 0 0 1
56  U.S. Virgin Islands 1 0 0 1
56  Jamaica 1 0 0 1
56  Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1
56  Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
56  Uruguay 1 0 0 1
64  India 0 6 2 8
65  Belarus 0 5 1 6
66  Chinese Taipei 0 3 0 3
67  Uzbekistan 0 2 5 7
68  Singapore 0 2 4 6
69  Venezuela 0 2 3 5
70  Estonia 0 2 0 2
70  Malaysia 0 2 0 2
72  Mexico 0 1 5 6
73  Armenia 0 1 3 4
73  Greece 0 1 3 4
75  Jordan 0 1 1 2
75  Moldova 0 1 1 2
75  Portugal 0 1 1 2
75  Tajikistan 0 1 1 2
79  Bahamas 0 1 0 1
79  Cyprus 0 1 0 1
79  Ecuador 0 1 0 1
79  Equatorial Guinea 0 1 0 1
79  Haiti 0 1 0 1
79  Hong Kong 0 1 0 1
79  Nauru 0 1 0 1
79  Pakistan 0 1 0 1
79  Qatar 0 1 0 1
88  Netherlands Antilles 0 0 1 1
88  Andorra 0 0 1 1
88  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
88  Cambodia 0 0 1 1
88  Georgia 0 0 1 1
88  Guatemala 0 0 1 1
88  Indonesia 0 0 1 1
88  Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
88  Kuwait 0 0 1 1
88  Lebanon 0 0 1 1
88  Monaco 0 0 1 1
88  Peru 0 0 1 1
88  Turkmenistan 0 0 1 1
88  Uganda 0 0 1 1
Total 265 262 284 811