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2026 Summer Youth Olympics

Games of the V Youth Olympiad
Host cityDakar, Senegal
Events244 in 35 sports
StadiumDiamniadio Olympic Stadium

The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IVème Jeux Olympiques de la jeunesse d'été), and commonly known as Dakar 2026 will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It will be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2026, becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa.

Originally scheduled to be held in 2022, at the 127th IOC Session it was decided to move the organisation of the YOG to a non-Olympic year, starting with the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be postponed from 2022 to 2023.[1] Subsequently, the IOC have reverted to a 2022 date, and announced in February 2018 that they would be recommending that the event be held in Africa.[2] The 132nd IOC Session confirmed the change of date back to 2022.[3] The host was announced at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2018 edition. In July 2020 the IOC and Senegal agreed to postpone the 2022 edition to 2026 due to the operational and economical consequences of the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]


The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics on 8 October 2018 at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2026 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
City Nation Votes
Dakar  Senegal Unanimous

Venues and infrastructure

Senegal prosposes to organize the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics in three distinct areas, consist of Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly.[5][6]




The city of Saly will host of water sports, beach sports and golf.

The Games


The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics will feature 244 events in 35 sports. The International Olympic Committee approved the game programme. Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing, surfing and karate will join the 28 core sports. There will be 13 mixed team events, 1 open event (Equestrian), 115 men's events, and 115 women's events.[6][7][8]Baseball5 and wushu were subsequently added.[9]

Mixed-NOCs events

Media coverage

See also


  1. ^ "Olympic Agenda 2020" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "IOC President Thomas Bach reports on the Youth Olympic Games 2022". International Olympic Committee. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 2018. the Executive Board wants these youth Olympic Games 2022 to take place in Africa. Therefore the EB decided today to propose to the session to make the african continent a strong priority ...
  3. ^ "132nd International Olympic Committee Session: Day two". insidethegames.biz. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Senegal and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have mutually agreed to postpone the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022 to 2026". 15 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Le Sénégal organisera les Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse 2026". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Summer Youth Olympic Games programme at Dakar 2026 featuring 28 core sports set to be confirmed next year". 17 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Goh, ZK (4 December 2019). "Dakar 2022 Youth Olympics to feature total gender equality". olympic channel. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ International Olympic Committee. "Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 - Sports and Events Programme" (PDF). Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Baseball5 and wushu added to Dakar 2026 programme as IOC announce date change". www.insidethegames.biz. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ " 2020 ?". Brandinside. brandinside.asia. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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Preceded by
Buenos Aires
Summer Youth Olympic Games

IV Youth Olympiad (2026)
Succeeded by

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