Buenos Aires 2018 YOG

The third Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held from 6 to 18 October 2018 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), under the slogans "Feel the Future" and "United by the Flame". For the first time in the history of Olympism, the Opening Ceremony Festival was held outside the stadium, at the host city main square and - for the first time in the history of Olympism – there was an equal number of female and male Olympians. There were as many as 4012 young female and male athletes from 206 countries, aged 15 to 18, competing in 37 sports and sports disciplines, including 36 Croatian male and female and representatives competing in ten sports.

The first Youth Olympics were held in Singapore in 2010, and the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympics took place in the Chinese host city of Nanjing in 2014. Compared to the other youth sports competitions, the Youth Olympics differ in the fact that they are offering a unique cultural and educational program dedicated to Olympism, social responsibility, skill development and healthy lifestyle.

Apart from the Olympic competition, Croatia was also represented in other activities related to the Youth Olympics. The Sports Ambassador (under the new name of Young Change Maker) this time was the swordsman Marija Lozančić from Osijek, and - among 30 young journalists in IOC’s media education that took place the during the Youth Olympics - was also our young reporter Filip Ožbolt from Rijeka, chosen as one of four European representatives.

Official web page Buenos Aires 2018 YOG


Buenos Aires, 18 October , 2018 – The flag lowering and final ceremony in the center of the city center of Buenos Aires closed the 3rd Youth Olympic Games for which the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that these were truly the Youth Olympic Games of the New Era and surpassed all expectations.
- After a remarkable success with the organization of the Youth Olympic Games of, no one may not doubt that Buenos Aires can host the "big" Summer

Buenos Aires, October 13, 2018 - On the seventh day of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Croatian Beach Handball female players won a silver medal while the male team finished fourth. After a great match where they defeated the Netherland’s team with 2-0 in semifinals – as a payback to for this week’s very narrow defeat 1-2 - they were beaten in the finals by the tournament favorites – the Argentina’s team, while in the fight for bronze Hungarian team defeated the Netherlands with 2-0 .

Buenos Aires, October 11, 2018 - After bronze medal in Singles’ competition up to 44 kg, judoka Ana Viktorija Puljiz won a gold medal in the mixed team competition at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. As a member of the Beijing team Puljiz gave, with three victories in her category, a major contribution to the team’s triumph.