Join us for almost two weeks of elite sporting action and cultural spectacles in Buenos Aires this spring as the city hosts the largest multisports event in the world for young athletes - the Youth Olympic Games - from October 6 to 18.
Experience the excitement and cheer on the competitors as almost 4,000 of the world’s best young sportsmen and women - the next generation of elite athletes from more than 200 countries - compete in 32 sports. Enjoy the host of cultural events and shows accompanying the games, and soak up the atmosphere of a city built for celebration.
Events will take place across four Olympic parks located throughout the city, all with free access, providing chances to catch the action and explore a city where you’ll find the energy of the people matches the energy of the games.
Ever played bossaball? Well, this is your chance, the parks will host sports initiations providing the chance to try 30 sports, including urban table tennis, bossaball and freestyle roller as well as baseball, frontball and slackline.
The main Youth Olympic Park located opposite the Olympic Village in Villa Soldati in the south of the city will host 13 of the 32 sports, including athletics, gymnastics and swimming. The site’s located next to Parque de la Ciudad, one of the city’s biggest parks, and will focus on promoting multiculturalism, gender equality and a lasting legacy for the city.
In the heart of the city’s financial district, the Urban Park will host contemporary street sports such as 3x3 basketball, and, for the first time at an Olympic Games, breakdancing and sports climbing, all against a stunning backdrop of the skyscrapers and regenerated docks of Puerto Madero, one of the city’s youngest neighbourhoods.
The 3km Green Park makes use of one of Buenos Aires’ most impressive green spaces, Parque 3 de Febrero, a huge park in the neighbourhood of Palermo that boasts lakes and a rose garden. The park will also incorporate surrounding venues such as the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club and the race course, and will focus on promoting sustainability and healthy lifestyles. Here you’ll be able to catch cycling, beach volleyball, tennis, triathlon, cycling, and equestrian sports.
To the west of the city, the Tecnópolis park will highlight innovation and new technologies while hosting such fast-paced sports as badminton, table tennis, and of course futsal, in which Argentina is the reigning champion. The open spaces of neighbouring Sarmiento Park will provide the backdrop to the shooting, archery and beach handball competitions.
Golf will take place on the outskirts of the city at the legendary Hurlingham Club, an important venue for polo which was visited by Prince Charles of the United Kingdom on his last trip to Argentina. Sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing meanwhile will take place on the immense Río de la Plata river from a base at San Isidro Club Nautico, not far from the venue for the rugby sevens, at Club Átletico San Isidro and the BMX and speed skating venue at the riverside park in Vicente Lopez.
Join us for a festival of sport and culture, and to celebrate the games’ values of friendship, respect and excellence.
Learn more about sports in Buenos Aires.