Re-Watch the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

  0 Braden Keith | October 09th, 2018 | Beach, News

Just because the athletes at the Youth Olympic Games are generally younger than their peers doesn’t mean that the IOC isn’t still going to put on a massive show to kick them off.

The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games took place on Saturday evening at the Obelisco de Buenos Aires – a plaza including a 235-foot tall obelisk at the center. This marks the first time in modern Olympic history that the ceremony wasn’t held in a traditional arena or stadium setting.

In the inaugural edition of the Youth Olympics, there was only an indoor volleyball tournament. In 2014, that was replaced with a beach tournament, as the event continues to focus more-and-more on individual and more compact team sports, such as playing 3-on-3 basketball rather than the traditional 5-player version, and 5-per-side Futsal replacing 11-per-side soccer (association football) in 2018.

Brazilian pair of Ana Patricia Silva Ramos/Eduarda Santos Lisboa won gold in 2014, while Russia’s Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin won the boys’ title. 2018 is the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games but just the 2nd with beach volleyball.

Watch the whole 2-hour ceremony again below:

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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