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GRR: Youth Olympics

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10.08.2018 - Alex Goff

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nominated Senegal as the host country for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. It will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent.

10.05.2018 - GRR Staff

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Rugby athlete Alex Cleary (Ferndale, Washington) was selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, which runs from Oct. 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.

09.03.2018 - Alex Goff
World Rugby has confirmed the six men’s and six women’s teams that will participate in the rugby sevens competitions at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 13 to 15 October.

08.23.2014 - Alex Goff

Well we learned something from Nanjing, and the main lesson is, you can’t half-way the Olympics.

Now, I’m not saying that the coaches phoned it in or the players didn’t care, or anything like that. What I am saying is, it’s not that easy to just get a bunch of young players together, most of whom can count the number of 7s tournaments they’ve played on one hand, and win a medal.

08.19.2014 - Jackie Finlan

It wasn't the most sophisticated of matches, and China was noticeably less enthusiastic, but the Youth Olympic Games hosts did just enough to beat the U.S. Women 12-0 for the Bronze medal.