YOG – Dakar 2022; Introduction to Senegal (1)

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Republic of Senegal

  • Capital: Dakar (population 3,520,200)
  • Official language: French
  • Area: 196,712 km2 (2,1% Water)
  • Population: 15,851,000 (2017)
  • Population density: 82.3/km2
  • Population growth rate: 3.0% (average annual)
  • Life expectancy at birth in years: 67.5/63.8 (females/males)
  • Human Development Index: 0.505 (rank 164 – low)
  • Expected years of schooling: 9.7 years
  • Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)
  • GDP: USD 13,633,000 (2017)
  • GDP per capita: USD 901.1 (2017)
  • Major trading partners:
    • Export: Mali, Switzerland and India
    • Import: France, China and Nigeria
  • Tourist/visitor arrivals at national borders: 1,007,000 (2017)

Data via United Nations Statistics Division and UNDP

 

Flag of Senegal

 

Map of regions in Senegal

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YOG – Dakar 2022; Composition of the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission for the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022

Chair
Kirsty Coventry

Paul Tergat
Nawal El Moutawakel
Gunilla Lindberg
Li Lingwei
Andrew Ryan (Executive Director of ASOIF)
Leandro Larossa (CEO of Buenos Aires 2018)

 

Source: Kirsty Coventry to lead the Dakar 2022 IOC Coordination Commission [IOC]

YOG – Dakar 2022; Map and List of Venues

Venue map

 

Venues

Dakar

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

Diamniadio

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

Saly

  • 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

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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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YOG – Host Selection 2022; Dakar to host 2022 Youth Olympic Games

Dakar (Senegal) will host the fourth edition of the Youth Olympic Games. Today, the proposal of the IOC Executive Board was approved by the IOC Session. Senegal will be the first African country to ever host an Olympic event.

You can read the press release by the International Olympic Committee below;

 

IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA – SEE YOU IN SENEGAL

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.

Four African countries* were in the running and, after thorough analysis, the Evaluation Commission and the Executive Board determined that Dakar, Senegal, presented the best value proposition and the greatest opportunities at this moment in time.

Dakar 2022 presented a visionary, ambitious and technically sound YOG project that addresses the long-term aims of the country.

Senegal has a large youth population and views the YOG as a catalyst for engaging young people and developing the country’s sport and youth policy.

Significant investments are already being made toward youth and sport as part of the country’s overarching framework “Plan Sénégal émergent”, which sets out the President’s vision to 2035.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Africa is united behind Senegal to host the Youth Olympic Games 2022. With a young population and a passion for sport, it is time for Africa, it is time for Senegal.”

The competitions and activities will be held across three cities, showing the many facets of Senegal: the historic capital of Dakar; the new city of Diamniadio; and the natural beauty of Saly on the coast.

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, who made the journey to Buenos Aires for the historic IOC decision said: “Senegal and its young people are proud of the honour you have bestowed upon us, in entrusting the organisation of the Youth Olympic Games 2022 to our country.

“In fact, it is the whole of Africa, the birthplace of humankind through its history and the youngest continent through its demographics, which will welcome the young athletes of the world in 2022.”

Considering the unifying power of the Games, the IOC is pleased to count on the four parties, who have all endorsed the decision of the IOC and pledged full support to the selected host.

The decision took place during the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games, currently taking place in Buenos Aires from 6 to 18 October.

* Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia

 

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YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Games on Olympic Channel

You can follow the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Olympic Channel:

24/7 Coverage: Viewers can watch the 24/7 Youth Olympic Games Channel at any time from 6 to 18 October on Olympic Channel and YouTube. The round-the-clock streaming channel features both live and tape-delayed event coverage and daily highlights shows.

Live Streaming: Event coverage across YOG is available both live and on-demand on Olympic Channel at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
YOG Daily: The “YOG Daily” show will feature a lively look at the news, trending stories, highlights and interviews in a round-up of the day’s events in a fun and interactive format. Available live on Facebook and Twitter daily at 1 p.m. local time.

Olympic Channel Podcast: Featuring insightful interviews from across the Olympic world, Olympic Channel will produce a daily podcast during YOG for an in-depth look at the personalities, stories and competition in Buenos Aires.

Schedules and Results: To keep on top of the action in Buenos Aires, fans can find event and live streaming schedules, results and medal standings on olympicchannel.com.
Social Media: Fans can also follow Olympic Channel’s coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to learn more about the sports featured at YOG as well as take part of the fun by interacting with athletes and for behind-the-scenes action.

 

Read more: Press Release Olympic Channel Services: Olympic Channel Presents Comprehensive “Digital First” Coverage of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 from 6 to 18 October