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Li hails the Olympic spirit

2014-08-29 01:05

Clapping and chanting, more than 60,000 spectators and over 3,000 athletes braved rain as magnificent fireworks lit the sky above the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Stadium, marking the end of the 13-day 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Wired to wow

2014-08-28 07:05

Students of major martial arts school endure tough training for high-wire act at Youth Olympics show.

Yao Ming says Youth Olympic Games not about results

2014-08-27 09:19

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming believes the emphasis of Youth Olympic Games should not be on results but education and participation.

Yao makes a big impression at YOG Village

2014-08-26 12:03

Jaws dropped when Yao Ming strolled across the main square of the Youth Olympic Village on Monday. The youth Olympians could not stop staring at the towering basketball legend, one of the best-known sportsmen in China.

Xu wins 400m hurdles crown in cliff-hanger finish

2014-08-25 14:56

China's Xu Zhihang won the men's 400m hurdles gold in a thrilling finish at the Nanjing OSC Stadium Monday - but only by the barest of margins.

Closing with a flourish

2014-08-25 14:39

The closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games will feature eight distinct parts and each will have a theme like "Five Continents' celebrations", "City of Youth" and "Tomorrow", said Chen Weiya, chief director of the opening and closing ceremonies.

Xu Shilin delights home fans with singles' gold at YOG

2014-08-25 14:07

Xu Shilin completed a dream week at the Youth Olympic Games tennis event on Sunday, beating Iryna Shymanovic 6-3, 6-1 to claim the girls' singles gold medal to the delight of a partisan Chinese crowd in Nanjing.

Liang wins gold medal in women's 100m

2014-08-24 10:05

China's Liang Xiaojing wins the women's 100m race at Youth Olympics. Liang clocked 11.65s to lead home after race favorite Ewa Nikola Swoboda of Poland was disqualified due to a false start.

Teammate oversleeps, forcing shooter to miss chance at medal

2014-08-23 13:53

A Ukranian shooter has cost her teammate the chance at a medal by oversleeping and missing a critical round of the 10m air pistol international mixed team event of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games at the Fangshan shooting hall on Thursday.

Privilege to play for own country or region

2014-08-22 17:04

With the Youth Olympic Games being billed as a gathering for today's youth of the world, the ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti highlighted on Friday that it's a great honor to represent your country and region in sport.

Olympic traces at Youth Games

2014-08-19 17:06

For many Olympians who don't have a chance to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, there are ways to associate themselves with the fledgling event.

Fencing world champion upset at Youth Olympics

2014-08-19 16:54

Cadet world champion Eleonora De Marchi of Italy was upset by South Korean Lee Sinhee in the women's epee fencing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Monday.

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