Google Doodle Launches 2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games
Google Doodle celebrates the start of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. (Source: Google)

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Google doodles celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With more than 200 countries participating, the event has started the career of young athletes before going on big and better things. In this event, thousands of athletes of the 15-18 age group will compete in different categories.

This is the first time that the Summer Youth Olympic Games are being held outside Asia and are being organized for the first Youth Games outside Eurasia for summer or winter. The events of the last two summers have been held in Singapore (2010) and Nanjing, China (2014).

Doodle competes in an animated young bird in various sporting events such as weightlifting, gymnastics, and swimming. Kiteboarding and BMX Freestyle Park will start this year, as will be a new version of handball played on the beach. Football is out in favor of Futal - an indoor game played on a small hard court and includes fewer players.

47 athletes will be represented in the Summer  Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in 13 games (37 subjects) with the inaugural ceremony on October 18. In this team ISSF senior and junior world cup champion Manu Bhukar, Commonwealth Games medalist Sholly Mehli Ghosh, World Youth boxing champion Jyoti Gulia and World Youth silver medalist Jeremy Lalrunga were inducted in weightlifting.

This year, along with mixed-sex programs, the events of the mixed National Olympic Committee will also be included, which will bring athletes from different countries on the same team together.

The mascot of the youth sports 'Jagdi' is a teenage Jaguar, who loves sports and is native to Argentina. The game consists of every four years in a different city and country with summer and winter versions. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for first, second and third positions - this year was designed by Fareed Hussein, 18, Indonesia.

Kishor Shooting Star Manu Bakker was nominated as the flag-bearer of the Indian team.

A team of 68 members including 46 athletes will participate in 13 games for India.

This is the largest contingent of India in the Youth Olympics. In hockey 5, there is the number of Indian participants with 18 Indians (nine each in men and women's team), whereas there are seven athletes in the track and field. Other Indian participants are: Shooting (4), Richer Archery (2), Badminton (2), Swimming (2), Table Tennis (2), Weightlifting (2), Wrestling (2), Rowing (2), Boxing (1 ), And Judo (1), the game climb (1).

Bhaskar, who won a gold medal in 10-meter air pistol in the Commonwealth Games along with Guadalajara World Cup, will be the top medal contender for India in the Youth Olympics. Other medal contenders include CWG and World Championship silver medalist shooter Mehli Ghosh, Asian Games champion Ankush Saurabh Chaudhary and Asian junior badminton champion Laxman Sen.

Google Doodle Launches 2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games


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