The Olympic rings arrive at Buenos Aires to celebrate one year to go to the Youth Olympic Games

The sculpture of the Olympic symbol were unveiled during a ceremony at the iconic obelisk.

The setting up of the Olympic rings at the downtown obelisk of the Argentine capital city marked on 5th Octber the beginning of the final countdown for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, a multi-sports celebration that will gather almost 4000 elite athletes from 206 countries on October 6-18 next year. The sculpture of the Olympic symbol was unveiled during a ceremony led by the Mayor of Buenos Aire, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the president of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee, Gerardo Werthein, and the president of the Coordination Commision for Buenos Aires 2018 from the International Olympic Committee, Li Lingwei. “It is a dream that is coming true. The fact that our country can organize a Youth Olympic Games is a huge responsibility. It is also a unique opportunity to demonstrate what we are capable of the Argentines”, said Rodríguez Larreta. “We are very proud that Argentina receives almost 4000 athletes, their family and their companions. We will be the center of attention of the world during those two weeks”, he added. On August 6 next year, the Obelisk will also be part of the opening ceremony of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, that will be the first of its kind to be held outdoors. Following the idea of making the Games inclusive, the 32 disciplines included in Buenos Aires 2018 sports program will be distributed between four parks around the city: the Youth Olympic Park (in the south), the Green Park (on the north), the Urban Park (on the east) and Tecnópolis Park (on the west).

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