2014 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Youth Olympic Games

Youth Olympic GamesChina’s most successful sports precinct, the Nanjing Sports Park, is once again hosting a world-class event. The 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games begins the 16th August 2014 in China with the Opening Ceremony taking place in the Populous designed Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, the centrepiece of the Nanjing Sports Park. The Sports Centre will also hold the Closing Ceremony and all Athletic events.
Youth Olympic GamesThe Youth Olympics, which are held every four years, brings together 3,778 athletes, aged between 15 and 18, from 204 countries. The Games will showcase 28 events including diving, swimming, archery, athletics and gymnastics over the 12 days of the event.
Youth Olympic GamesNanjing Sports Park was one of the largest athletic venue projects ever completed in Asia. It includes a Gymnasium and Natatorium, which are also being used during the games, as well as an arena, tennis centre, media centre and a range of outdoor facilities.
Youth Olympic GamesThe Sports Park was originally designed to host the 10th China National Games in 2005 and two years later won the IOC/IAKS Gold Award. Populous was also successful in winning the original Masterplan competition for the 2014 Youth Olympics.
Youth Olympic GamesThe design was intended to unite the city through green infrastructure utilising lanterns to light up the host city and be used as portals to the games. The Masterplan was designed with the long term development of the city in mind with the Youth Olympic Games carefully positioned to inhabit the new city rather than retrofit a legacy. Source by  Populous.

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