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The mascot for these games is horrible, it does not represent anything regarding the host country, probably designed by some corporate people, very unappealing and not child friendly in the slightest.

I also suspect that the ceremonies will be huge and spectacular but lack any kind of feeling or personal touch regarding the people of china.

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The whole concept should be youthanized.

Nanjing 2014 will be successful. I can't wait.

One month to Go .... Can't wait to be there ;-)

A new stamp to celebrate the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be released on the day of the Opening Ceremony, this saturday 16th august !

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This new stamp will have on it the motto of the Games "Share the Games, Share our Dreams" :)

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NBC OLYMPICS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS COMBINE TO PRESENT 54.5 HOURS OF 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FROM NANJING, CHINA

Josh Elliott & Mary Carillo to Host Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Youth Olympic Games Televised for First Time on NBC and NBCSN –

24.5 Hours of Coverage Across 16 Days

Wide Array of Coverage to Include Beach Volleyball, Diving, Gymnastics, Swimming, and Track and Field

Universal Sports Network To Provide 30 Hours of Coverage

NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Coverage Airing on NBC and NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 12, 2014 – NBC Olympics and Universal Sports Network will combine to present 54.5 hours of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Nanjing, China. NBC Olympics will air 24.5 hours of coverage, marking the first time the Youth Olympic Games will be televised on NBC and NBCSN. In addition, Universal Sports Network will provide 30 hours of Youth Olympic Games coverage.

NBC Olympics’ coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by NBC Sports Group’s Josh Elliott and Mary Carillo. Elliott will also serve as a studio host throughout the Youth Olympic Games.

Coverage will include highlights from each day’s events, normally airing in primetime on NBCSN, similar to NBC’s traditional Olympic primetime presentation.

NBCSN will present coverage each day, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16, and concluding with its coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, August 28. NBC will air three, one-hour presentations of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games beginning Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. ET.

A wide array of events will be featured, including beach volleyball, diving, gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. The NBC OlympicTalk blog (http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com) will also include daily reports on the Youth Olympic Games.

NBCUniversal will present coverage of every edition of the Youth Olympic Games through 2032, per its agreement with the International Olympic Committee that was announced in May. This marks the second iteration of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, following the inaugural event in Singapore in 2010. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will feature approximately 3,800 athletes, ranging in age from 14 to 18, competing in 222 events across 32 sports.

The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together and celebrate the world’s best young athletes, promote the Olympic values to youth communities throughout the world, and raise sports awareness and participation among young people.

COMMENTATORS: Jason Knapp, Jim Watson, and Mike Corey will provide play-by-play coverage of events throughout the Games, while veteran track and field reporter Lewis Johnsonand 2006 ice dance silver medalist Tanith Belbin will handle on-site reporting duties in Nanjing. They will be joined by a team of U.S. Olympians to provide analysis, including:

  • Alicia Quinn (formerly Alicia Sacramone), member of the silver medal-winning 2008 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team;
  • Laura Wilkinson, U.S. Olympic diver and gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
  • Nick Symmonds, a five-time U.S. National champion in the 800m and two-time Olympian;
  • Kevin Wong, a professional beach volleyball player who appeared at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and served as a beach volleyball analyst for NBC at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and;
  • Kaitlin Sandeno, who won four medals as a swimmer at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and was a member of the American team that broke the world record in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network’s coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Nanjing, China:

Date Time (ET) Network Sat., August 16 3-5:30 p.m. Universal Sports Network 6-8 p.m.* NBCSN Sun., August 17 3-4 p.m. NBC 3-6 p.m. Universal Sports Network 8-10 p.m. NBCSN Mon., August 18 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 8-10 p.m. NBCSN Tues., August 19 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-9 p.m. NBCSN Wed., August 20 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-8 p.m. NBCSN Thurs., August 21 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-8 p.m. NBCSN Fri., August 22 1:30-3:30 p.m. NBCSN 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network Sat., August 23 4-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 9-11 p.m. NBCSN Sun., August 24 Noon-1 p.m. NBC 4-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 8-10 p.m. NBCSN Mon., August 25 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-9 p.m. NBCSN Tues., August 26 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-9 p.m. NBCSN Wed., August 27 5-7 p.m. Universal Sports Network 7-8 p.m. NBCSN Thurs., August 28 5-7:30 p.m. Universal Sports Network 6:30-8 p.m.** NBCSN Sun., August 31 12:30-1:30 p.m. NBC

*Opening Ceremony

**Closing Ceremony

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide streaming coverage all 2014 Youth Olympic Games coverage appearing on NBC and NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; within Google Play for Android handset and tablet devices; at the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone devices; and at the Windows Store for Windows devices.

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

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Safety of competitors most important thing at Nanjing 2014 claims IOC after Ebola withdrawals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed their regret at the withdrawal of Nigeria and Sierra Leone from Nanjing 2014 because of the Ebola crisis but claimed they needed to think about the health of competitors from other countries.

Both countries pulled out of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which are due to start in the Chinese city on Saturday (August 16), last night.

Sierra Leone claim they were advised not to take part by the Chinese Government, while Nigeria withdrew after their athletes were "quarantined, isolated and barred from training alongside athletes from other countries" in Nanjing, according to officials.

Sierra Leone's delegation returned home while in transit and are now back in Freetown.

Nigeria's team are making arrangements to travel home from China.

"The IOC is working closely together with NYOGOC (Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee) and the Chinese authorities to find the right balance - always under the guidance of the World Health Organisation," and IOC spokeswoman told insidethegames.

"We clearly need to balance the safety of all the participants with the rights of the young athletes from the countries affected.

"We regret they could not take part and we understand they are suffering twice, with the outbreak in their country and then not being able to compete.

"Working closely with the NOCs (National Olympic Committees) we will make sure that these young athletes aren't forgotten and we will look into ways to help them get over this disappointment."

More than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has touched Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

It is not clear whether Guinea and Liberia will also be forced to withdraw.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/youth-olympics/2014/1021876-safety-of-competitors-most-important-thing-at-nanjing-2014-claims-ioc-after-ebola-withdrawals

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Joint Communique from the International Olympic Committee and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee

15/08/2014

Our thoughts are firstly with those who have been touched by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the suffering of those affected and their families.

With regard to ensuring the safety of all those participating in the Youth Olympic Games and the people of the city of Nanjing we have been working closely with the Chinese health authorities and under the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO). We have been reassured by the health authorities that there have been no suspected cases and that the risk of infection is extremely unlikely.

Together we have developed a policy which balances the health needs of all, with respect for the rights of the young athletes from the region:

  • The organizing committee has made it clear that all delegations are welcome to the Games and each country is free to take their own decision on attendance.

  • Those from the region will be subject to regular temperature and physical assessment throughout the period.

  • Based on health authority guidelines it has been decided that athletes from affected areas will not compete in combat sports. (2 athletes)

  • Additionally, based on the inability to completely exclude the risk of potential infection it was also decided that no athletes from the region would compete in the pool.(1 athlete)

  • In accordance with WHO guidelines the Chinese authorities are fully prepared should any outbreak occur.

We regret that due to this issue some young athletes may have suffered twice, both from the anguish caused by the outbreak in their home countries and by not being able to compete in the Youth Olympic Games.

The IOC and Organizing Committee will therefore offer to each of the National Olympic Committees affected, if they wish, that their national flag will be brought into the stadium at the opening ceremony and will be hoisted at the venues.

The athletes who have not been able to participate will also receive in the near future an invitation from the IOC and the organizing committee to come to Nanjing to take part in a sporting competition and to experience the welcoming atmosphere and spirit of the city and Jiangsu province.

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A new stamp to celebrate the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be released on the day of the Opening Ceremony, this saturday 16th august !

nanjin24.jpg

This new stamp will have on it the motto of the Games "Share the Games, Share our Dreams" :)

There will also tommorow a specific cancellation with this Opening Ceremony stamp !

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cant wait to see this!china always amazed me with their gigantic scale ceremony.

Yes, this time maybe you will see a man tower in the center point of the main stadium...

But the opening ceremony time could be shorter, maybe one and half hour.

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The mascot for these games is horrible, it does not represent anything regarding the host country, probably designed by some corporate people, very unappealing and not child friendly in the slightest.

I agree with u, designer said its a special stone in Nanjing with beautiful colors and patterns called Yuhua Stone...But it looks just like a little cute mummy... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Not even weather likes the YOG.


I see lots of gigantic projections. China, once again, showing us how ceremonies are done


The sailiing boat scene is impressive, even better than the Beijing 2008 one


The rain is oddly helping to make this scene better XD

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Well, not a bad ceremony at all. Despite the rain I can't help but thinking it kinda improved the ceremony a bit, specially the naval ship scene. I also liked when the telescope became the olympic rings.

Like it was mentioned in Sochi, its taking me more time than expected to get used to Bach.

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im not sure if i fall in love with the ceremony..it is just ok for me..the idea is there but the execution was weak..i hate the lighting scheme,quite messy,some of the action movement was quite funny..some of the prop doesn't have the artistic proportion and some of them look out of scale(either too small or too large),some are look out of place such as the stage design and some are too fancy like the costume..but i love the acrobatic part,really amazing and original!

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