In 2010, the Olympic Games were complemented by the Youth Games, which give athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 the possibility to compete. The Youth Olympic Games had been conceived by IOC president Jacques Rogge in 2001 and accredited in the course of the 119th Congress of the IOC. The first Summer Youth Games have been held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, whereas the inaugural Winter Games had been hosted in Innsbruck, Austria, two years later. These Games shall be shorter than the senior Games; the summer season version will final twelve days, whereas the winter version will last nine days. The IOC permits three,500 athletes and 875 officials to participate at the Summer Youth Games, and 970 athletes and 580 officials at the Winter Youth Games. The sports to be contested will coincide with those scheduled for the senior Games, however there shall be variations on the sports activities together with combined NOC and mixed gender teams as well as a reduced number of disciplines and occasions.
- Olympic Team Trials – Swimming to finest align with Olympic Games preparations as additional details turn out to be recognized.
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