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When was the first Winter Youth Olympics held?
The first Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2012. The Host city election was conducted by postal vote. Former IOC President Jacques Rogge announced the choice of host city of the 1st Winter YOG on 12 December 2008 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.
Is Junior Olympics a big deal?
The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States.
Why was the youth version of the Olympics created?
This was in response to growing global concerns about childhood obesity and the dropping participation of youth in sport activities, especially amongst youth in developed nations. It was further recognized that a youth version of the Olympic Games would help foster participations in the Olympic Games.
Where are the Youth Olympic Games being held?
The fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2026 (YOG) will be held in Dakar, Senegal. This is the first time the Youth Olympic Games will be organised in Africa. Dakar 2022 presented a visionary, ambitious and technically sound YOG project that addresses the long-term aims of the country.
How old do you have to be to participate in the Youth Olympic Games?
Under the Young Ambassadors Programme, a group of youths aged 18 to 25 years old are nominated by the NOCs to help promote the YOG in their regions and communities, and encourage the athletes to participate in the CEP programmes.
When did they start playing games on TV?
By the 1960s, millions of Americans had invested in televisions for their homes, but these television sets were only used for the viewing of entertainment. Engineer Ralph Baer was certain this technology could be used to play games. In 1966, while working for Sanders Associates, Inc., Baer began to explore this idea.