Football at the Youth Olympic Games

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Football at the Youth Olympic Games
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Governing body FIFA
Events2 (boys: 1; girls: 1)
Games

Football was inducted at the Youth Olympic Games at the inaugural edition in 2010 for both boys and girls.

Association football Team field sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Youth Olympic Games athletic competition for persons aged 12-18

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format, though in reverse order with Winter Games held in leap years instead of Summer Games. The first summer version was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010 while the first winter version was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18. The idea of such an event was introduced by Johann Rosenzopf from Austria in 1998. On 6 July 2007, International Olympic Committee (IOC) members at the 119th IOC session in Guatemala City approved the creation of a youth version of the Olympic Games, with the intention of sharing the costs of hosting the event between the IOC and the host city, whereas the traveling costs of athletes and coaches were to be paid by the IOC. These Games will also feature cultural exchange programs and opportunities for participants to meet Olympic athletes.

2010 Summer Youth Olympics 2010 edition of the Summer Youth Olympics

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics were the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), an international multi-sport and cultural event for youths based on the tradition of the Olympic Games. Held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, it was the first International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event held in Southeast Asia. The Games featured about 3,600 athletes aged 14–18 from 204 nations, who competed in 201 events in 26 sports. No official medal tables were published, but the most successful nation was China, followed by Russia; hosts Singapore did not win any gold medals. Most unique features of the YOG, such as mixed-NOCs teams and the Culture and Education Programme (CEP), made their debut at the 2010 Games.

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For the 2018 edition in Buenos Aires, FIFA replaced football with futsal. [1]

2018 Summer Youth Olympics 2018 edition of the Summer Youth Olympics

The 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the III Summer Youth Olympic Games, and commonly known as Buenos Aires 2018, were an international sports, cultural, and educational event held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 6 and 18 October 2018. They were the first Summer Youth Olympic Games held outside of Asia, and the first Youth Games for either summer or winter held outside Eurasia. It was the second Olympic Games held in South America after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Futsal Ballgame-team sport, variant of association football

'Futsal (also known as fútsal, footsal is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It can be considered a version of five-a-side football.

Football

Boys

Summaries

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medalistScoreSilver medalistBronze medalistScoreFourth place
2010 [2]
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg
Bolivia
5 – 0Flag of Haiti.svg
Haiti
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
4 – 1Flag of Montenegro.svg
Montenegro
2014
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Nanjing
Flag of Peru (state).svg
Peru
2 – 1Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of Iceland.svg
Iceland
4 – 0Flag of Cape Verde.svg
Cape Verde

Team appearances

Team 2010 2014
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 1st
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 4th
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 2nd
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 5th
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 3rd
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 4th
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 1st
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 3rd
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2nd
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 5th6th
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6th

Girls

Summaries

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medalistScoreSilver medalistBronze medalistScoreFourth place
2010 [3]
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg
Singapore
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
1 – 1
5–3 (p)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
3 – 0Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2014
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Nanjing
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
5 – 0Flag of Venezuela (state).svg
Venezuela
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
3 – 1Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia

Team appearances

Team 2010 2014
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1st
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1st
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2nd
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 4th
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 3rd
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 6th
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 6th5th
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 4th
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 5th
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 3rd
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 2nd

Futsal

Boys

Summaries

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medalistScoreSilver medalistBronze medalistScoreFourth place
2018
Details
Flag of Argentina.svg
Buenos Aires
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4 – 1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 5 – 4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2022
Details
Flag of Senegal.svg
Dakar

Team appearances

Team 2018 2022
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4th
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1st
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 8th
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 3rd
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 6th
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 5th
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 9th
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2nd
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 7th
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 10th

Girls

Summaries

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medalistScoreSilver medalistBronze medalistScoreFourth place
2018
Details
Flag of Argentina.svg
Buenos Aires
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 4 – 1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 11 – 0Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
2022
Details
Flag of Senegal.svg
Dakar

Team appearances

Team 2018 2022
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 4th
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 6th
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 8th
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 9th
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2nd
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 1st
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3rd
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 5th
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 10th
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 7th

Medal table

As of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia  (BOL)1001
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1001
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)1001
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1001
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)1001
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1001
7Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea  (GEQ)0101
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (HAI)0101
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0101
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0101
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)0101
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)0101
13Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)0011
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0011
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SIN)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)0011
Totals (18 nations)66618

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References

  1. "FIFA executive vows to improve governance and boost female participation in football". FIFA.com. 25 September 2015.
  2. Boys' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Singapore 2010 FIFA.com
  3. Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Singapore 2010 FIFA.com