Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games are the first great step in the sports careers of young athletes who become a part of the Olympic movement by participating in the event. The Youth Olympics are organized as the Olympic Games with some differences in the events and a large supplementing program of cultural and education activities. The first games took place in Singapore in the summer of 2010 while the first winter edition will be held in Innsbruck in 2012.
The Youth Olympics take place every four years and host athletes between the ages of 15 and 18.