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Advocacy and the Olympic Games

Youth Olympic Games

Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Youth Olympic Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event for high-performance young athletes, that aims at inspiring athletes to embrace the Olympic values of RESPECT, FRIENDSHIP, AND EXCELLENCE. 

The event, promoted by the the International Olympic Committee (COI), gathers young athletes aged between 15 and 18. It is held every four years; it has two editions, winter and summer, which are held every two years alternately.

Off the sports field, athletes also participate with spectators in various educational and cultural activities that promote Olympism.

Sailing, as the only sport in the Youth Olympic Games, has been granted an addition medal to allow for gender separate competitions in kiteboarding for boys and girls.

In total, 12 boys and 12 girls will be able to compete in Buenos Aires:

  • One participant of each gender from each continent
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • Oceania
    • South America
  • plus the best 4 competitors drawn from the 2018 World Championships
  • plus one competitor from Argentina
  • plus one tri-partite participant selected by the IOC

Event website - http://www.buenosaires2018.com/

More information including the qualification system, equipment limitations and formats can be found at http://twintipracing.com/yog

 

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Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nicolas Parlier  France      male Maxime Nocher  France      male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female Elena Kalinina  Russia     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Mani Browning  United-States  

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Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave / Strapless

             

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

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Racing Ski

 

Racing Snowboard

 

Long Distance Ski

             

Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia