The third Youth Olympic Games run from 6–18 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Up to 90 New Zealand athletes will be selected to compete in the games that mirror the full Olympic Games but also carry a spirit of culture and education.
The Youth Olympic Games will also feature a slightly different sporting programme than the full games. New sports being showcased include BMX freestyle, kitesurfing, cross country running, beach handball, climbing, and breakdancing and roller sports. Futsal will also replace football.
As the New Zealand team is selected, we will add the names below:
Oscar Guo (Westlake Boys' High School)
Girls: Tamara Otene (Westlake Girls' High School) and Maya Dickson (New Plymouth Girls' High School)
Canoe and Kayak
Finn Anderson (Tauranga Boys' College)
George Snook (Rotorua Lakes High School)
Kahlia Cullwick (Mt Maunganui College)
Sarah Tetzlaff (Wellington Girls’ College)
Tiana Davison (Sacred Heart College, NP)
Dhys Faleafaga (St Mary's College)
Tynealle Fitzgerald (Rangiruru Rugby Club)
Iritana Hohaia (Opunake High School)
Jazmin Hotham (Hamilton Girls’ High School)
Riscshay Lemanu (Papatoetoe High School )
Azalleyah Maaka (Gisborne Girls’ High School)
Risaleaana Pouri-Lane (Motueka High School 2017)
Montessa Tairakena (Hamilton Girls’ High School)
Kalyn Takitimu-Cook (Manukura)
Arorangi Tauranga (Hamilton Girls’ High School)
Hinemoa Watene (Howick College)
Hui Ling Vong (Onslow College)
Nathan Xu (Saint Kentigern College)
Brea Roderick (Mount Hutt College)
Dyllan McCullough (Saint Kentigern College - 2017).
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