Story by Sammy Heywood Okine
Buenos Aires, July 10. The Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee will open online registration for the Youth Olympic Pass on July 31. The electronic bracelet will give spectators access to the biggest multisport and cultural celebration in the world.
With the bracelet, the public can enter the four Youth Olympic Parks and the competition stadiums free of charge. They’ll also be able to participate in more than 1,200 cultural activities. Registration can be completed at www.buenosaires2018.com.
The Pass will contain a chip allowing spectators to be part of a historic Olympic experience. Hundreds of thousands will be available. Once registered, people can pick them up starting at the end of August until the start of the Games on October 6.
The bracelets will be mandatory to access the Parks and stadiums. A system will be implemented so that spectators from other parts of Argentina and abroad can pick up their Pass upon arrival in Buenos Aires.
The Parks and stadiums will have a maximum capacity limit to guarantee that the first Olympic competition in Argentina will be a memorable one. For that reason, a first come, first serve system will be used, giving preference to those who arrive first.
The online registration process to obtain a Youth Olympic Pass will be simple with various pick up points. For families, one person can register up to three family members. An authorized third party will be able to pick up the passes.
The first summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games outside of Asia will be held over 12 days with 4000 athletes competing in 32 sports. There will be 29 venues hosting 286 sporting contests.
The Youth Olympic Parks will also be home to a historic cultural celebration with 800 educational activities and 468 sport initiation sessions.
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international, multi-sport event for young athletes aged 15-18 with an educative and cultural nature that aims to foster the Olympic values in youth.
The event, which takes place every four years (in its two versions, winter and summer, that alternate every two years), is promoted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games will be held from October 6 -18 with the participation of 4000 athletes from 206 countries.