YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Route Youth Olympic Torch Tour

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Part 2; Argentina

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Games Mascot Unveiled

Buenos Aires 2018 unveiled the official mascot for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Monday. Read the press release by Buenos Aires 2018 below:

 

We are pleased to present #Pandi, the mascot for the next Youth Olympic Games that was inspired by the jaguar. It aims to encourage youth to embrace sport as a tool to build a better world, while also raising awareness about the dangers faced by the species.

The Olympic mascots are ambassadors to the Games and play a fundamental role in spreading the event’s message and the Olympic values of friendship, respect, and excellence among different audiences, especially children and youth.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee has launched its Youth Olympic mascot. Inspired by the jaguar, one of the most emblematic wild cat species found in northern Argentina, the mascot aims to inspire youth to embrace sport as a tool to make the world a better place, while also raising awareness about the species’ risk of extinction.

The mascot will be named #Pandi, with a “hashtag” at the beginning to demonstrate its strong online profile.

In the animated short, our young jaguar doesn’t give up when faced with challenges as it tries to reach the ribbons with colours that symbolise Buenos Aires 2018.

During the race it uses the positive energy of the sports found on the Youth Olympic programme to overcome all kinds of obstacles. It starts off with a breaking move; it demonstrates its skill in jumping over various hurdles; it defies gravity with a pole vault; and it ascends quickly just like in sport climbing.

Exhaustion can’t even get in the way of its final goal, to reach the Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires, where it’s embraced by the ribbons to become the mascot for the third summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games.

With perseverance and the festive spirit it reveals upon reaching its goal, #Pandi symbolises the desire for Buenos Aires 2018, the first edition of an Olympic celebration with strict gender equality, to serve as an important source of inspiration to build a better world through sport.

“Like the young athletes that give their best to qualify for the Games, the Buenos Aires 2018 mascot overcomes all types of adversity to reach its goals”, said the president of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee, Gerardo Werthein.

The Olympic mascots are ambassadors to the Games and play a fundamental role in spreading the event’s message and the Olympic values of friendship, respect, and excellence among different audiences, especially children and youth.

The jaguar, found in Argentina’s northern region, is in great danger due to human causes. Various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have warned about the risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of their natural habitat and hunting.

The Buenos Aires 2018 mascot was designed by the Argentine agency Human Full Agency. The short animation was made by the local production company, Buda TV.

Source: Buenos Aires 2018
Full article: The mascot born in Argentina for the celebration of sport and equality

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; List of Venues

ZoneVenueDiscipline
Green ParkBuenos Aires Lawn Tennis ClubTennis
Bosques de PalermoTriathlon
Cycling
Beach Volleyball ArenaBeach Volleyball
CeNARDFutsal
Club Hípico ArgentinoEquestrian
Urban ParkDique 3 Puerto MaderoRowing
Canoe
Cycling BMX FreestyleCycling
Sport Climbing WallSport Climbing
Parque Mujeres Argentinas3x3 Basketball
Breaking
Tecnópolis ParkArchery RangeArchery
Secondary Archery RangeArchery
Badminton ArenaBadminton
Futsal Main StadiumFutsal
Table Tennis ArenaTable Tennis
Shooting RangeShooting
Beach Handball ArenaBeach Handball
Youth Olympic Park
America PavilionGymnastics
Asia PavilionJudo
Wrestling
Europa PavilionWeightlifting
Karate
Hockey FieldHockey5s
Africa PavilionFencing
Modern Pentathlon
Athletics FieldAthletics
Pentathlon & cross countryAthletics
Modern Pentathlon
NatatoriumSwimming
Diving
Modern Pentathlon
Oceania PavilionTaekwondo
Boxing
Stand Alone Venues
Hurlingham ClubGolf
Club Náutico San IsidroSailing
Paseo de la Costa Cycling MBRCycling
CASI La BoyaRugby Sevens
Paseo de la Costa Roller SportsRoller Speed Skating
Other venuesYouth Olympic Village
Main Press Centre
International Broadcast Centre
Opening Ceremony
Closing Ceremony

 

Map / Masterplan

Image: Buenos Aires 2018

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Village in numbers

Buildings 31

Apartments 1.159

Residents 6.286

Beds 7.016

People on the job 2.400

Dining hall capacity (people) 2.300

Kilos of food to process 5.300

Pieces of clothing to wash 900.000

Tonnes of uniforms 200

Bedsheets 43.000

Towels 24.000

Washing machines 60

Kilos of waste every day 20.000

Suitcases during the arrival and departure period 30.000

 

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