YOG – Dakar 2026; Sports and venues

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

Paris 2024; Venue Masterplan (December 2020)


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Outside Paris


List of venues

ZoneVenueOlympic GamesParalympic Games
Grand Paris ZoneStade de FranceCeremonies, Athletics, RugbyCeremonies, Para Athletics (Athletics, Marathon), Para Cycling (Road)
Grand Paris ZoneAquatics CentreAquatics (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo preliminaries)-
Grand Paris ZoneLa Courneuve Shooting RangeShootingShooting Para Sport
Grand Paris ZoneLe Bourget Sport Climbing VenueSport Climbing-
Grand Paris ZoneOlympic / Paralympic Village--
Grand Paris ZoneMedia Village--
Grand Paris ZoneMPC / IBC--
Paris Centre ZoneEiffel Tower StadiumBeach VolleyballFootball 5-a-side
Paris Centre ZonePont d'IénaAquatics (Marathon Swimming), Triathlon, Athletics (Marathon, Race walk), Cycling (Road)Para Triathlon
Paris Centre ZoneGrand PalaisFencing, TaekwondoWheelchair Fencing, Para Taekwondo
Paris Centre ZoneLa ConcordeBasketball (3x3), Breaking, Cycling (BMX Freestyle), Skateboarding (Park, Street)-
Paris Centre ZoneEsplanade des InvalidesArcheryPara Archery
Paris Centre ZoneChamp de Mars ArenaJudo, WrestlingPara Judo, Wheelchair Rugby
Paris Centre ZoneRoland-Garros StadiumTennis, BoxingWheelchair Tennis, Sitting Volleyball
Paris Centre ZoneLa Chapelle ArenaBadminton, Gymnastics (Rythmic)Para Badminton, Para Powerlifting
Paris Centre ZoneBercy ArenaBasketball finals, Gymnastics (Artistic, Trampoline)Wheelchair Basketball
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 1VolleyballBoccia
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 4Table TennisPara Table Tennis
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 6Basketball preliminaries, Weightlifting-
Paris Centre ZoneParc des PrincesFootball-
Paris Centre ZonePierre de Coubertin Stadium-Goalball
Paris Centre ZoneIOC Hotels--
Stand aloneLa Défense ArenaAquatics (Swimming, Water Polo finals)Para Swimming
Stand aloneStade Yves-du-ManoirHockey-
Stand aloneVaires-sur-Marne Nautical StadiumCanoe (Slalom, Sprint), RowingPara Canoe (Sprint), Para Rowing
Stand aloneChateau de VersaillesEquestrian (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing), Modern PenthatlonPara Equestrian (Dressage)
Stand aloneVelodrome National and BMX StadiumCycling (track), Modern Penthatlon (fencing), Cycling (BMX Racing)Para Cycling (Track)
Stand aloneElancourt HillCycling (Mountain Bike)-
Stand aloneGolf NationalGolf-
FranceStade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille)Handball-
FranceMarseilleSailing, Football-
OverseasTeahupo'o (Tahiti)Surfing-

Tokyo 2020; Press release: Ariake Gymnastics Centre wins Minister of the Environment Award

Ariake Gymnastics Centre wins Minister of the Environment Award

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) is pleased to announce that the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, due to be used as a venue during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, has been recognised with a Minister of the Environment Award as a structure that makes good use of wood as a renewable and aesthetically rich resource. The award, conducted annually since 1993 by the Japan Council for Advancement of Timber Utilisation with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and the Ministry of the Environment, recognises facilities that contribute to the use of Japanese wood. This year’s award is an important recognition of Tokyo 2020’s ongoing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and save energy. The award ceremony was held today (30 October 2020).

This unique venue is intended to showcase traditional Japanese craftsmanship, with its structure embodying key aspects of Japan’s culture of timber-based construction. A prominent feature is the use of Japanese cedar to create the exterior shape of a wooden vessel with an external concourse similar to an engawa, a Japanese-style veranda. The installation of huge 90-metre wooden roof beams free of any steel framework has allowed the creation of a 30-metre-high open space without pillars in the centre of the venue, a feature which will benefit athletes and spectators alike.

Construction of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre involved the most expansive usage of timber of any of the Tokyo 2020 venues, featuring one of the largest timber roofs in the world and specially crafted wooden benches for spectators. Larch wood from Nagano and Hokkaido prefectures was used to create the timber roof. Cedar from Mie prefecture was used to craft the spectator benches, with cedar from Shizuoka, Miyazaki and Akita prefectures being deployed to create the large eaves.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre has become a symbolic Tokyo 2020 venue, sharing Japanese culture with the wider world. The Tokyo 2020 sustainability concept for the Games is “Be better, together – For the planet and the people,” and Tokyo 2020 strives to meet its responsibility to deliver a sustainable Games and showcase solutions to global sustainability challenges to people both in Japan and around the world.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, located close to the Olympic Village, will host Olympic artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastic events, as well as Paralympic boccia.


Source: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020; Video: Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre (AFP)

Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre | AFP

AFP News Agency on YouTube
Tokyo opens a 15,000-seat swimming venue for next year’s Olympic Games, with a swimming star who was diagnosed with leukaemia last year demonstrating freestyle at the ceremony. The $542 million Aquatics Centre for swimming, diving and artistic swimming was completed in February, but its grand opening ceremony scheduled for March was postponed due to the coronavirus.

Paris 2024; Design Aquatics Centre

Images, drawings and text via VenhoevenCS


Aerial view from Stade de France. Design: VenhoevenCS & Ateliers 2/3/4/ Image: Proloog





Name project Aquatics Centre Paris 2024
Location 361 avenue du Président Wilson, 93200 Saint-Denis, Paris
Program For the Olympic Games Paris 2024: Olympic pool hosting the diving, water polo and synchronized swimming competitions.

For the Paralympic Games 2024: Boccia stadium

For the Paralympic Games 2024: Boccia stadium

Client Métropole du Grand Paris
Main contractor Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France
Operations Récréa
Maintenance Dalkia
Architects VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism , Amsterdam

Ateliers 2/3/4/, Paris

Project partners Cécilia Gross and Laure Mériaud
Project managers Yves de Pommereau, Tjeerd Hellinga, Julie Fuchs
Landscape architect Ateliers 2/3/4/
Project managers Arnaud Talon and Clément Arnaud
Structural engineer SBP Schlaich Bergermann partner
Water treatment Katène
Acoustic consultant Peutz
Sustainability consultant Indiggo
Economist Mazet & Associés
Security consultant CSD & Associés
Floor area approx. 20.000 m2
Building Costs 126M €
Completion April 2024 for the Olympic committee
Open to the general public Summer 2025


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Tokyo 2020; Video: Step Inside The Ariake Arena

Step Inside The Ariake Arena

Tokyo 2020 on YouTube

Head on in to the amazing Ariake Arena with Daum and Julián of the Tokyo 2020 team!

Volleyball, wheelchair basketball, beautiful views, and an incredible design, you need to check out the Ariake Arena.


INFO: This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it from display on other websites on copyright grounds. Therefor, links to this video will open in a new window/tab.

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Vallée de Joux

Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre

Crowds watching the athletes at the start of the Cross-Country Skiing Men’s Cross Final at Vallee de Joux Cross-Country Centre. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 18 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Chloe Knott. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.


Facts & figures

  • Sports: Cross-country skiing
  • Distance from Lausanne: 1h40


Venue map