IOC Commission Praises Nanjing’s Preparation

By Community | October 1, 2012

Stand-in Chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, Lambis Nikolaou, praised the Chinese city following the Commission’s inspection visit.

“We are delighted to see the progress made by NYOGOC with just under two years to go,” Nikolaou said.

“The operational planning stage is a critical phase in which they start to turn their vision into reality.”

“The support from both central and regional Governments and local partners is very positive and together they are on the right track to delivering a successful second Youth Olympic Games.”

The Commission inspected all areas of the organisation for the event and visited key construction sites, such as the Olympic Village, which will become a housing facility, school and kindergarten after the Games.

The Commission also visited the site of the Youth Olympic Sports Park, one of the only sports venues to be built from scratch for the Games.

The Sports Park will host hockey, BMX, rugby and beach volleyball during the Youth Olympics before being transformed into a community sports facility after the Games.

Venue planning is also close to completion with 26 competition venues now confirmed.

The volunteer recruitment process for the event is also under way with an estimated 20,000 volunteers ready to offer their services.

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