How to save the YOG in Bids for the Youth Olympic Games Posted February 16, 2014 · Report reply They're a stupid idea, but are they in trouble? They're for 14-18 year olds...because waiting until you are 19 to get into the regular "Old" Olympics is too long? Aren't most gymnasts in that age group anyway? You know what being 14 to 18 is called? Being a teenager. A time of zits, gangly bodies, awkward self awareness and goofy sex.