At the London Olympic Games in 2012, New Zealand almost beat Australia on the medal tally with their wonderful 13 medals (6 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze). 2013 will be the fifth AYOF for a team from New Zealand. They have the third largest behind Australia and China, and are expected to be very competitive.
Location: East of Australia in the Pacific Ocean
AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Sprint & Slalom, Cycling-Track, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Did You Know?
Jessica Fox became the first Australian to win a medal at an Australian Youth Olympic Festival (gold – 2009, Sydney), Youth Olympic Games (gold – 2010, Singapore) and Olympic Games (silver – 2012, London).