Youth Olympics 2018: Buenos Aires

Youth Olympics 2018: Buenos Aires

The third Summer Youth Olympic Games, it is the first Olympic Games conducted outside Asia.  Youth Olympic Games is an international sporting, cultural and educational event hosted in Buenos Aires, Argentina is on the go from two days back, October 6th, 2018.

There are 32 events, other than that there are four more additional sports making debut at YOG, roller skating, dance sport, karate, and sports climbing. Over 4000 teenagers represent 200 countries in the event; From India 42 athletes are taking action in the event, till this second India clinched two silver medals in the event.

Does India’s sporty youth need upliftment?

According to Sportskeeda, 42% of India’s youth took part in sports; the other 13% are not even connected to sports at all. Even though we have glorious sports past, we Indians are clearly not a sporty type. There’s a huge need to bring change in the perception towards sports, India has a long way to go to achieve active participation of the nation’s youth.

The government should develop sports from grassroots and ensure long-term support for the athletes to encourage more involvement of our youth in Sports. Thus India will grow globally and could glean at World Sports Events.