The concept of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came from Austrian industrial manager Johann Rosenzopf in 1998.This was in response to growing global concerns about childhood obesity and the dropping participation of youth in sport activities, especially amongst youth in developing nations. It was further recognized that a youth version of the Olympic Games would help foster participations in the Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates wanted the event to be as much about cultural education and exchange as it was about sports, which is why the Culture and Exchange Programme (CEP) was developed as a component of each celebration of the Games. 

There are several goals for the YOG, and four of them include bringing together the world's best young athletes, offering an introduction into Olympism, innovating in educating and debating Olympic values.

The first edition of these Games were held in Singapore in 2012, the next edition is in Nanjing, China in 2014.  Cayman competed in Singapore and will be sending a team to Nanjing – no medals have been won.

Jade wins Best Reporter Award

Jade wins Best Reporter Award
Jade Webster, Cayman Islands Young Reporter, received the Steve Parry Award for the Best International Olympic Committee Young Reporter at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Webster was selecte...
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Unknown, underdogs ride to bronze

Unknown, underdogs ride to bronze
Contributed by IOC Young Reporter Jade Webster: Determination, courage and motivation helped Polly SERPELL (CAY) make history for the Cayman Islands as she took home the first ever medal in Equestrian...
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Cayman at Nanjing

Cayman at Nanjing
It's been one week since the Youth Olympic Team departed Cayman for the 2nd edition of the Youth Olympic Games. Cayman is being represented by 5 athletes across 4 sports; Athletics, Equestrian, Gymnas...
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Cayman Islands at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Cayman Islands at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) is thrilled to be sending a team of 5 athletes to participate in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China from August 16th – 28th. The C...
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Six Athletes to represent Cayman in Youth Olympic Games

Six Athletes to represent Cayman in Youth Olympic Games
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee is sending a team of six athletes, five team officials and one young reporter to Nanjing, China for the Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16 to 28. The athletes wi...
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