Indian Hockey Teams win Silver at Youth Olympics-Summer Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires 2018

Summer Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires 2018

Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organised by the international Olympic Committee every four Years. The First edition of  Summer Youth Olympic Games was held in Singapore from 14 August to 26 August 2010 while the first Winter Youth Olympic Games was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012. The age limit for participation in these Games is 14 to 18 years. The original idea for such an event was introduced by an Austrian industrial manager Mr Johann Rosenzopf in 1998. The concept was in response to the growing global concerns about childhood obesity and low levels of participation of youth in sporting activities.

The initial response of IOC to holding of a purely sporting event for Youth was negative. It was decided to include Cultural and Education program as part of games. Mr Jacques Rogge,the then IOC President ,formally ratified the plans for Youth Olympic Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 06 July 2007. Singapore was chosen to host the First Summer Edition on 21 February 2008. The second edition was held in Nanjing China in 2014 .

2018 Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires -India  3 Golds ,9 Silver & 1 Bronze

3rd Youth Olympics were held in Buenos Aires ,Argentinafrom 6 to 18 Oct 2018 .Manu Bhaker India’s ace shooter was the Flag Bearer for India at the Games.

India has won three Gold Medals , Nine Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal in the Games.Indian Men’s and Women’s  Hockey teams won Silver at Youth Olympics.

Stamps on Youth Olympic Games .

Pakistan issued a stamp to commemorate the First Youth Olympic Games held in Saingapore. The Stamp was released on 14 August 2010. The stamp features logo of Games and athletes in action . A First Day Cover with stamp and First Day of Issue Cancellation of Karachi Philatelic Bureau is listed.

FDC PAKISTAN IST YOUTH OLYMPICS
FDC PAKISTAN IST YOUTH OLYMPICS 2010

Singapore issued a set of Four stamps on 14 Aug 2010 to honour these Games. The stamps feature Lyo and Merly , official mascots for these Games.Lyo is a red male Lion while Merly is a blue female Merlion.

SINGAPORE 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS
SINGAPORE 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS -LYO & MERLY MASCOTS FOR YOUTH OLYMPICS

United Arab Emirates issued a miniature sheet featuring the 2010 Game Flame on 19 Aug 2010.

UAE 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS
UAE 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS

Sri Lanka Post issued a stamp on 12 Aug 2010 to commemorate Sri Lanka Youth team participation in Ist Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

SL 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS
SRI LANKA TEAM TO 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS

 

Stamps on 2010 Youth Olympics Singapore

Stamps on 2010 Youth Olympics Singapore

A set of Four stamps were released by Singapore to mark the 2010 Youth Olympics held in Singapore from 14 to 26 Aug 2010. It was the first edition of Youth Olympics. About 3500 athletes participated.

Two of the beautiful stamps are listed. Lyo and Merly the mascots are on stamps.

SINGAPORE 2010 YOUTH
STAMPS ON 2010 YOUTH OLYMPICS SINGAPORE