Google on Saturday dedicated its doodle to mark the start of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Created by Cynthia Yuan Cheng and Vrinda Zaveri, the GIF doodle shows various sports from the Games.

Being held in Buenos Aires, till October 18, the Games will see over 200 countries take part. Kosovo and South Sudan are making their debut at the Youth Olympics this year.

Thousands of athletes between the age of 15 and 18 will partake in the Games.

New sports that have been introduced include kiteboarding, BMX freestyle park, and a new version of handball that’s played on the beach. Football has been replaced by futsal — an indoor game played on a smaller hard court.

The third edition of the Games will also feature mixed gender events as well as mixed National Olympic Committee events, bringing athletes from different countries together on the same team.

Described by the International Olympic Committee as “an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world,” the Youth Olympic Games are like the Olympic Games in many aspects.

The mascot for this year is Pandi – a teen jaguar, native to Argentina.

The Games occur every four years in a different city and country with summer and winter editions. The first Games were held in Singapore in 2010.




The Gems Of India Continue To Shine Bright: Power Girls Making Us Proud At Asian Games

Powerpuff Girls

23 Aug, 2018

She came on the field, she played like a hero and left the stadium with more than a medal. What she wore was a sense of glory, victory and the honour of making her country proud. This is what the winners at the Asian Games have been living.The ongoing games have seen strong and talented women bring home joy and glory. Here’s a look the women from Team India who are winning our hearts.In Pic: Tennis player Ankita Raina (L), Shooter Rahi Sarnobat (C) and Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (R).





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