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|Host city||Dakar, Senegal|
|Events||244 in 35 sports|
|Stadium||Diamniadio 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. 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. The 132nd IOC Session confirmed the change of date back to 2022. 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.
The city of Saly will host of water sports, beach sports and golf.
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.Baseball5 and wushu were subsequently added.
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 ...