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Pictures from the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games


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Some pictures live from Innsbruck...

Australian Team (nice outfit... I want their jacket !):

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Athletes from belgium :

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Chinese Atletes in the Olympic Village :

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Swiss team trying uniforms...

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Competitions' venues :

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Volunteers' uniform :

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And Yoggl, the official mascot :

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*shudder*

Do the kids have chaperones? (Or to put it another way, "hall monitors"?)

We had trouble trying to keep them from reporducing inc classrooms, cafeterias, and elementary school playgrounds... And those 3 boys from Switzerland look like total partiers... don't kids know what haircuts are anymore? When I was these kids age in the mid-90's (I turned 14 in October '96) in Ohio no boy would have ever been caught with long hair like that... they look like girls or something... I just want to run around with a pair of clippers giving all of them military haircuts or something.... <_<

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Most Western kids lose it around 16. So yea, probably a lot of nooky going on.

What happens at home is their own business.

But the YOG organizers have a responsibility to the kids' parents not to let their 14 year olds run wild under their supervision. I read that condoms were available at the medical clinic during the Singapore Games since, like you said, there will be nooky anyway. But if I were the father of a 14 year old daughter/son, I'd be pissed if my kid went half way around the world to stay unchaperoned in a mixed athletes' village. I mean, the organizers have to at least pretend to try to care.

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What happens at home is their own business.

But the YOG organizers have a responsibility to the kids' parents not to let their 14 year olds run wild under their supervision. I read that condoms were available at the medical clinic during the Singapore Games since, like you said, there will be nooky anyway. But if I were the father of a 14 year old daughter/son, I'd be pissed if my kid went half way around the world to stay unchaperoned in a mixed athletes' village. I mean, the organizers have to at least pretend to try to care.

What's the difference with 15, 16, 17 and 18 year-olds at the Olympics?

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What's the difference with 15, 16, 17 and 18 year-olds at the Olympics?

The minors at a regular Olympics are crashing someone else's party. The Youth Olympics are geared specifically towards minors as young as 14-15. There should be a higher threshold for organizer-responsibility at the YOG.

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The minors at a regular Olympics are crashing someone else's party. The Youth Olympics are geared specifically towards minors as young as 14-15. There should be a higher threshold for organizer-responsibility at the YOG.

Now I take great issue with that. Ian Thorpe was 17 when he won 5 medals in Sydney, including setting world records. 6 gold medalists in gymnastics were 18 and under in Beijing. Leisel Jones won two medals in Sydney, Jessica Schipper won medals in Athens at 17. Emily Seebohm, 16 and a gold medalist. Minors are a major part of the Olympic competition, especially in swimming and gymnastics.

Organizers have no responsibility. Its the coaches and the support staff, the people the parents know and trust to be responsible.

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Now I take great issue with that. Ian Thorpe was 17 when he won 5 medals in Sydney, including setting world records. 6 gold medalists in gymnastics were 18 and under in Beijing. Leisel Jones won two medals in Sydney, Jessica Schipper won medals in Athens at 17. Emily Seebohm, 16 and a gold medalist. Minors are a major part of the Olympic competition, especially in swimming and gymnastics.

Jeez, you sure follow the Aussie swimmers.

:)

Of course, our's are a breed apart!

;)

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Jeez, you sure follow the Aussie swimmers.

:)

Of course, our's are a breed apart!

;)

I knew there was a string of Aussie girls that won medals before most thought they would over the last decade. Had to look up some to be sure. Emily Seebohm surprised me.

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Now I take great issue with that. Ian Thorpe was 17 when he won 5 medals in Sydney, including setting world records. 6 gold medalists in gymnastics were 18 and under in Beijing. Leisel Jones won two medals in Sydney, Jessica Schipper won medals in Athens at 17. Emily Seebohm, 16 and a gold medalist. Minors are a major part of the Olympic competition, especially in swimming and gymnastics.

Organizers have no responsibility. Its the coaches and the support staff, the people the parents know and trust to be responsible.

Fair enough. My point was more along the lines that the kids not be left unattended, regardless who's responsible.

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Even for security alone, I expect the kids will be well supervised. And, yeah, considering their ages, I'm sure there'll be appropriate "chaperoning" around the village or Innsbruck. Maybe one of the members who was at Singapore might know more.

That said, kids being hormonal kids, I'd bet those who are after a few thrills will easily devise ways to get beyond prying eyes.

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That said, kids being hormonal kids, I'd bet those who are after a few thrills will easily devise ways to get beyond prying eyes.

Nothing wrong with that. But make them work for it ;)

Edit: I don't really care either way. I'll feel differently when I have a 14 year old daughter, not now.

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PLEASE ! Have respect for this thread and our forum rules in general ...

This is to discuss atmosphere, share pictures or videos of the YOG....

Not to deal wit the sexual activity of the athletes !!!!

Please create your own thread, don't be lazy by polluting other subjetcs !

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