5 October 2018

With the greatest youth sports event in the world just around the corner, it is nice to see a significant number of European young athletes qualified for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires.

Over 70 young athletes who won medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary in 2017 will be competing at the YOG between October 6 and October 18, 2018.

Expectations are running high, especially for those who were particularly successful at the EYOF just a year ago.  Kseniia Klimenko (RUS) who won three gold and one silver medal in artistic gymnastics; Larue Aurelien (FRA) who claimed double gold in athletics; Eszter Rendessy (HUN) who earned a gold in canoe; as well as swimmers Daria Vaskina (RUS) who claimed double gold; Gabor Zombori (HUN) who earned a gold and a silver and Federico Burdisso (ITA) who clinched a gold and a bronze, are just some of the athletes looking to add to their medal collections with a shiny memento from Buenos Aires.

The YOG will kick off tomorrow, 6 October in the Argentinian capital and over the next 12 days almost 4000 athletes from 206 countries will be competing in 32 sports and 241 medal events.

These Games will go down in history as the first Olympic event with the same number of male and female athletes. Additionally, there will be 22 disciplines featuring mixed events, a record number for an Olympic tournament.

Let’s follow and cheer on our fellow European athletes in Buenos Aires and stay tuned to find out who will be the sport brightest stars of the future.