- Age at Festival
China is a sporting superpower having won the medal tally at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and only just being beaten by the USA in 2012. It is fantastic they will have the second largest Team at the Festival, behind host nation Australia, with 189 athletes. They will be extremely competitive in all sports they are contesting.
Location: Eastern Asia
AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Slalom, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Hockey (women), Judo, Rugby Sevens (men & women), Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling
GOLF: Brother-sister combination Kevin and Celina Yuan have put Australia within reach of its first Australian Youth Olympic Festival medals at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Read more...
Did You Know?
Rugby sevens and golf will make their debut in an Olympic competition at the 2013 AYOF. The competing nations will have the chance to test out their wares as they begin the road to the senior Olympic debut at the Rio Games in 2016.