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As I watch the opening match of the Little League World Series (of baseball), I can't help but think that the Youth Olympics was a great idea. With that being said, adults under estimate kids too much (and not just in sports) IMO.

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Athens should be the first city to host these games. They hosted the firsrt and the last Olympic Games. Their venues are still new and good conditions to host them.

I know that Guadalajara is hosting the Pan American Games in 2011, so I guess they will be busy preparing those games. Theys should wait. Singapore is a good option, but still still, I think these games should be first in Greece. Hamburg doesn´t sound so attractive for such event and Moscow is eclipsed by Sochi.

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Athens should be the first city to host these games. They hosted the firsrt and the last Olympic Games. Their venues are still new and good conditions to host them.

I know that Guadalajara is hosting the Pan American Games in 2011, so I guess they will be busy preparing those games. Theys should wait. Singapore is a good option, but still still, I think these games should be first in Greece. Hamburg doesn´t sound so attractive for such event and Moscow is eclipsed by Sochi.

I agree Athens would bee a good host, but first they have to bid, and I've seen no indication they are interested in doing so.

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I agree Athens would bee a good host, but first they have to bid, and I've seen no indication they are interested in doing so.

That is where I agree with Sir Roltel here. They have to bid first, but I do not see the interest so far at this point.

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I think Paris should bid for these games as they have tried so many times to get the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This would be a mere consolation but still the olympic flame would once again be in Paris.

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I would actually be in favour of a young country (Singapore) or a new frontier city (Algiers) hosting the first YOG. The YOG are supposed to be more affordable than the "regular" games and could go to cities other than the usual hosts. I would agree that Athens could be an exception but I really think that the first YOG shouldn't go to Moscow or Torino.

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I would actually be in favour of a young country (Singapore) or a new frontier city (Algiers) hosting the first YOG. The YOG are supposed to be more affordable than the "regular" games and could go to cities other than the usual hosts. I would agree that Athens could be an exception but I really think that the first YOG shouldn't go to Moscow or Torino.

Agreed, the 1st games better go to Athens, then for the next games, better to go to the new cities like Singapore, Algiers, San Francisco maybe ;) , Jakarta I hope... ;) , Manila ? I mean, YOG maybe better for not any main cities like Moscow , Torino etc

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Uh, guys, I think I am really confused now. If anyone can really confirm this, then please talk to me here.

When I went scouring for fun at Wikipedia, I decided to look at the subject of "1988" for my personal reference. What astonished me there was an entry about Calgary's "other Games." I had no idea that my city hosted these Games. It was called "the JUNIOR OLYMPICS!" It is only a Wikipedia entry stub, but it raises questions about what it was all about. More so, was this set of these so-called Games was the predecessor to what is considered now the various Youth Olympic Festivals around the world and the upcoming debut of the Youth Olympic Games?

This is the Wikipedia entry I found.

1988 Junior Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1988 Junior Olympics took place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Children from around the world competed in junior versions of Summer Olympics events. Auditions were being held in most elementary schools and junior high schools across the world. Over 125 countries competed including Canada, the United States of America, Italy, Romania, France, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The minimum age for competition at that time was 12 years of age. These events were eventually succeeded by the 1992 Junior Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and were preceded by the 1984 Junior Olympics.

Like the regular Olympics, medals of gold, silver, and bronze were awarded to the three best athletes of a particular event. The most notable events were basketball and football. Many athletes from these games went on to play in the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2004 Summer Olympics, and the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics.

Believe it or not, this article was last modified on July 31, 2007! I have no idea which was the host city of the 1984 Junior Olympics and whether it continued on until the formation of the various YOFs, which led to Jacques Rogge's pet project of the Youth Olympic Games! :unsure:

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