Competition schedule for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games
With just 150 days left before the opening ceremony at the next Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018 released its sports programme, which includes 286 competition sessions and 1,250 medals.
On 6th October, the obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires will be the site for the opening ceremony for Buenos Aires 2018, a unique event in the history of the Olympic Movement with the show and celebrations taking place outside for the first time ever.
The day after the ceremony the action in the parks and stand alone venues will kick off where the best young athletes on the planet will compete for a place on the podiums.
Sunday, 7th October, will mark the first day of competitions. Twenty-one sports will come to life, divided between Urban Park, Tecnopolis Park, Green Park, and the Youth Olympic Centre. There will also be roller speed skating races – one of the four new sports on the programme, together with karate, breaking, and sport climbing – at the Paseo de la Costa (Vicente Lopez) and sailing at the Club Náutico San Isidro.
Shooting will be the first sport to award medals, with competitions at Parque Sarmiento, a secondary venue for Tecnopolis Park.
During the 12 days of competition in the 29 sports venues at Buenos Aires 2018, there will be 286 competition sessions, awarding 1,250 medals.
A Youth Olympic Pass is required to attend any of the 32 sports on offer. With the pass – in the form of a wristband containing a digital chip – there is free of charge access to all the Youth Olympic parks and competition stadiums. To obtain a pass, sport fans must register online starting at the end of July.
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