Dakar 2026

Senegal will be the first African country to ever host an Olympic event.


1. General info

Dakar Senegal - Looking North

IV Summer Youth Olympic Games
Dakar, Senegal
31 October to 13 November 2026


2. News / Blogposts

Read the latest news here


3. Masterplan & Venues (Candidature Phase)

Venues in Google Maps


List of venues


  • Olympique Club
  • Piscine Olympique + Adjacent Park
  • Caserne Samba Diéri DIALLO
  • Stade National Iba Mar DIOP
  • Arène National de la Lutte


  • Dakar Arena
  • Dakar Expo Center
  • Université Amadou mahtar MBOW
  • Youth Olympic Village


  • Plan d’eau de la Somone Saly
  • Lamantin Beach Hotel and Resort
  • Golf de Saly


Concept video

Dakar 2022: It’s time for Africa – see you in Senegal

IOC Media on YouTube
The fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022 (YOG) will be held in Dakar, Senegal. The decision was unanimously taken today by a show of hands from the full International Olympic Committee (IOC) Membership during the IOC Session in Buenos Aires. This is the first time the Youth Olympic Games will be organised in Africa.

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4. Evaluation Commission Report

Evaluation Commission Report – 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022

Download link (pdf)


5. Sports and Events Programme


Source / more information: Press release IOC


Update 8 January 2020

+ Baseball5 (mixed gender, four women and four men)
+ Wushu (two men’s and two women’s events)

The Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf has been provisionally identified as the location for both sports.


Source / more information: Press release IOC


6. Sports and venues (as of 09-02-2021)

SportDisciplineZoneCluster / StandaloneFestival Site
AquaticsSwimmingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufPiscine Olympique
AquaticsDivingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufPiscine Olympique
AthleticsTrack and FieldDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopStade National Iba Mar Diop
Baseball and SoftballBaseball5DakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Field
Basketball3x3 BasketballDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Court
Boxing-DakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopBoxing Arena
CyclingBMX FreestyleDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufFreestyle Park
Dance SportBreakingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Court
EquestrianJumpingDakarStandaloneCaserne Samba Diery Diallo
FootballFutsalDakarStandaloneArene Nationale de la Lutte
HockeyHockey5sDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Field
RugbyRugby SevensDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopStade National Iba Mar Diop
SkateboardingPark or Street (tbc.)DakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufFreestyle Park
Sport ClimbingBoulderingDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopSport Climbing Wall
SurfingShortboardDakarStandalonePlage Vivier Almadies
WrestlingBeach WrestlingDakarStandaloneArene Nationale de la Lutte
Badminton-DiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
CyclingRoadDiamniadioCICADCycling Road Course
Fencing-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion A
GymnasticsArtisticDiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
GymnasticsRhythmicDiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
Judo-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
KarateKumiteDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
ShootingRifle and PistolDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion C
Table Tennis-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion C
Taekwondo-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion A
Tennis-DiamniadioStandaloneAcadémie Francophone de Tennis (TBC)
Weightlifting-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion D
WrestlingFreestyleDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
AthleticsCross CountrySalyStandaloneGolf de Saly
CanoeCanoe Ocean RacingSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
CanoeCanoe SlalomSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Golf-SalyStandaloneGolf de Saly
HandballBeach HandballSalySaly Beach WestBeach Courts
Modern Pentathlon-SalyStandaloneSaly Beach East
RowingCoastal RowingSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Sailing-SalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Triathlon-SalyStandaloneSaly Beach East
VolleyballBeach VolleyballSalySaly Beach WestBeach Courts


Source: Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 – YOG Edition Plan Executive Summary – July 2020