News Briefs: Archives 2011 & Earlier

New Olympics for Youth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the first summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Singapore in 2010.

Olympic officials estimate that that 3,500 athletes, ages 14 to 18, will compete in 26 sports. News reports said the event will include traditional sports such as swimming, along with innovative events like BMX bike riding.

The IOC has started a bidding process for sites to host a winter Youth Olympics in 2012.


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