Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format.


2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Team

The Virgin Islands qualified 5 young athletes in three different sports for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The Youth Games took place from August 16th to August 28th 2014. Our Athletes Paige Clarke Girls Byte CII Scott McKenzie Boy’s Byte CII Kohun Eugene Athletics 200m Carlos Rosa Beach Volleyball Aijia Sweeney Beach Volleyball

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2010 Youth Olympics – Day 9

Ian Barrow’s wins Olympic GOLD!!! Ian finished 3rd today in the medal race to clinch the first Olympic gold for the Virgin Islands at the Youth Olympic Games in the Byte CII dinghy.  He beat the two time World Champion Darren Choy of Singapore who of course was the local favorite and the athlete who […]

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2010 Youth Olympic – Day 8

The Virgin Islands Basketball team lost to Central African Republic with a score of 20-16. This is their final game. Serbia won the Gold Medal. Their players have signed with the European League. The United States basketball team finished 4th. The Virgin Islands Sailors have at least two more races before the gold medal race. […]

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2010 Youth Olympics – Day 5

On Thursday the entire VI delegation went to watch and cheer our Basketball team as they played against Croatia. We lost to them as Croatia went undefeated in our round robin. The VI will play against Turkey on Saturday. David Walters will also run in the 400 on Saturday. Besides training, David has been busy […]

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2010 Youth Olympics – Day 3

Another busy day for Virgin Islands Athletes. Brigitte Ramussen swam the 100 butterfly an was first in her heat but did not move on into the finals. She was chosen for a random drug test which is another unique experience. Javier Martinez from the Basketball team got to experience that after the teams first win. […]

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2010 Youth Olympics – Day 2

There was an article in Daily News today. They are going to be asking the 8 athletes questions daily about their experiences here at the Youth Olympic Games. (YOG) and running their answers. Basketball had another great day. They scored 32 points to end the game against the Philippines with over a minute left to […]

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2010 Youth Olympics – Day 1

Opening ceremony was impressive. Singapore took advantage of their beautiful waterfront stage and impressive skyline. Lots of fire and fire works, dancersdragons drums, the torch came in by boat across the bay. Hope they showed some clips in the islands. Everyone was home before Midnight so that was a plus. Bridget swam the 50 breast […]

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