The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event, held every four years. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18. The Youth Olympic Games is a successor to the discontinued World Youth Games.
The sports contested at the Youth Olympic Games comprise the same as those scheduled for the traditional Olympic Games, plus other sports that may one day be part of the Olympic Games. At the 2018 Youth Olympics four sports made their Olympic debut: sport climbing, dance sport, karate and roller sports. Also, BMX freestyle, kiteboarding, futsal and beach handball were new sport disciplines on the program.
There were plans to move the YOG to a non-Olympic year, starting with the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games moving from 2022 to 2023, but this decision was rescinded. Later, the 2022 Summer Games were postponed due to the coronovirus, and is to be held in 2026.
Youth Olympics Hosts (Summer & Winter)
|2026||Summer 4||Dakar, Senegal||?|
|2024||Winter 4||Gangwon, South Korea||Jan 19 - Feb 2, 2024|
|2020||Winter 3||Lausanne, Switzerland||Jan 9-22, 2020|
|2018||Summer 3||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Oct 6-18, 2018|
|2016||Winter 2||Lillehammer, Norway||Feb 26 - Mar 6, 2016|
|2014||Summer 2||Nanjing||Aug 16-28, 2014|
|2012||Winter 1||Innsbruck||Jan 13-22 , 2012|
|2010||Summer 1||Singapore||Aug 14 to 26, 2010|
|1988||World Youth Games||Moscow||Jul 11-19, 1998|
- Other International Multi-Sport Games for Young Athletes
- International Children's Games — a multi-sport competition involving young athletes aged between 12 and 15.
- Commonwealth Youth Games — for athletes aged 14 to 18 from the 71 Commonwealth countries.
- Other Olympic Events.