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:
Event website - http://www.buenosaires2018.com/
More information including the qualification system, equipment limitations and formats can be found at http://twintipracing.com/yog