2026 Summer Youth Olympics

The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics (French: Jeux Olympiques de la jeunesse d'été de 2026), officially known as the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games and commonly known as Dakar 2026 (Wolof: Ndakaaru 2026), will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was originally scheduled to be held in Dakar, Senegal for 18 days from 22 October to 9 November 2022, becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa and the first in a Muslim-majority country. However, on 15 July 2020, the IOC and Senegalese government agreed to postpone the games to 2026 due to the operational and economical consequences of the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics to July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2]

Games of the V Youth Olympiad
Dakar 2026 Summer Youth Olympic Games.svg
The interim emblem of the games. The official emblem will be revealed before or after 2025.
Host cityDakar, Senegal
Athletes~4564
Events244 in 35 sports
OpeningTBA
ClosingTBA
Opened by
Cauldron
TBA
StadiumDiamniadio Olympic Stadium
Summer
Winter

Originally scheduled to be held from 2022, on 9 December 2014 at the 127th IOC Session it was decided to move the organisation of the YOG to a non-Olympic year, starting with the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be postponed from 2022 to 2023.[3] Subsequently, the IOC reverted to a 2022 date, and announced in February 2018 that they would be recommending that the event be held in Africa.[4] The 132nd IOC Session confirmed the change of date back to 2022 on 7 February 2018.[5] The host was announced at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2018 edition.[6] However, in July 2020, the postponement of what would have been the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics to 2026 was confirmed.[1]

BiddingEdit

The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics on 8 October 2018 at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2022 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
City Nation Votes
Dakar   Senegal Unanimous

Venues and infrastructureEdit

Senegal proposes to organize the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics in three distinct areas, Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly.[7][8]

DakarEdit

DiamniadioEdit

SalyEdit

The city of Saly will host water sports, beach sports and golf.

The GamesEdit

SportsEdit

The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics will feature 244 events in 35 sports. The International Olympic Committee approved the game programme. Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing, surfing and karate will join the 28 core sports. There will be 13 mixed team events, 1 open event (Equestrian), 115 men's events, and 115 women's events.[8][9][10] Baseball5 and wushu were subsequently added.[11]

Mixed-NOCs eventsEdit

Media coverageEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Senegal and the IOC agree to postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026 - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games postponed until 2026". www.insidethegames.biz. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Olympic Agenda 2020" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ "IOC President Thomas Bach reports on the Youth Olympic Games 2022". International Olympic Committee. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018. the Executive Board wants these youth Olympic Games 2022 to take place in Africa. Therefore the EB decided today to propose to the session to make the african continent a strong priority ...
  5. ^ "132nd International Olympic Committee Session: Day two". insidethegames.biz. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ "It's time for Africa - see you in Senegal". International Olympic Committee. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Le Sénégal organisera les Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse 2022". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Summer Youth Olympic Games programme at Dakar 2022 featuring 28 core sports set to be confirmed next year". 17 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  9. ^ Goh, ZK (4 December 2019). "Dakar 2022 Youth Olympics to feature total gender equality". olympic channel. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  10. ^ International Olympic Committee. "Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 - Sports and Events Programme" (PDF). Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Baseball5 and wushu added to Dakar 2022 programme as IOC announce date change". www.insidethegames.biz. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  12. ^ a b "IOC awards 2026-2032 Olympic Games broadcast rights in Korea to JTBC". International Olympic Committee. Olympic.org. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  13. ^ "แพลนบี คว้าสิทธิ์ถ่ายทอดสดโอลิมปิก 2020 ที่ประเทศญี่ปุ่น". Brandinside. brandinside.asia. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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Preceded by Summer Youth Olympic Games
Dakar

IV Youth Olympiad (2026)
Succeeded by
TBA