Nanjing 2014 ready to open its doors to the world’s youth
Nanjing 2014 is the second Youth Olympic Games following the inaugural tournament, Singapore 2010, but the first to feature beach volleyball.
Volleyball was present in Singapore in 2010, when Cuba won the boys’ volleyball gold medal over Argentina, while Belgium defeated the United States to clinch the gold medal in the girls’ competition.
Nanjing 2014 runs from August 16-28 and the beach volleyball competition will take place from August 17-27 at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park with 36 teams per gender competing.
As well as the IOC Coordination Committee there were one hundred and four Young Ambassadors and 197 Chefs de Mission representative of the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOC) that will take part in the Games present on the visit and they received an overview of the preparations for the Games from the Nanjing Organising Committee (NYOGOC).