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15 sports finalised for AYG Nanjing 2013 – Weightlifting on programme

The sports programme for the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, in August 2013 was approved at the 2nd OCA Coordination Committee meeting at the Jinling Hotel.

It was also agreed that the number of events in the 15 sports would not exceed 123, and that the total number of athletes and officials from the 45 NOCs would not be more than 3,500, with approximately 2,300 athletes and 1,200 officials.

The age limit for the Asian Youth Games will be one year younger than for the IOC’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014, enabling the Asian athletes to benefit from their experience in 2013 if they compete the following year.

The 15 sports are: aquatics (including diving), athletics, badminton, basketball (3-on-3), fencing, football, golf, handball, judo, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis and weightlifting.

Source: Around The Rings