2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games Kicks Off in China

Nanjing, China, August 16 (QNA) – The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games opened in east China’s Nanjing on Saturday evening with more than 3,700 athletes from around the world taking part in.

During the 13-day-competition sports gala, the young athletes aged between 15-18 will compete in 28 sports in arenas and stadiums in Nanjing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared open of the Games at the ceremony in the modern Olympic Sports Complex, where flags representing 203 National Olympic Committees paraded.

Among those present at the ceremony are Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, former IOC President Jacques Rogge, and other foreign guests.

Qatar will be represented in the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games by a delegation of 24 members who will compete in various sports including athletics, shooting, gymnastics, equestrian, table tennis, handball and swimming. (QNA)

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