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Senegal is First African Country to host the Next Youth Olympic Games in 2022.

Senegal is First African Country to host the Next Youth Olympic Games in 2022.

 

It will be the first African country to host an Olympics and has its own ideas on how to attract young fan

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. It is held in rotated Summer and Winter Games. The first Summer YOG held in Singapore in 2010 and the Winter equivalent was hosted by Austria, in Innsbruck in 2012.

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The Summer Youth Olympic Games of Singapore in 2010 and Nanjing in 2014 each played host to 3600 athletes and lasted 13 days. The age limit for participants is 14 – 18.

The YOG was started in response to growing global concerns about childhood obesity and the dropping participation of youth in sports activities, especially amongst youth in developed nations. Johann Rosenzopf is credited with birthing the idea in 1998.

Potential host cities are required to keep all events within the same city and no new sports venues should be built. The only exception is an athlete village, which will be the heart of the games and the hub of activity.

Senegal is the first African country to have the honour of hosting the games. It holds every four years.

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