Mar 17, 2023
Hold onto your hats young sports superstars, the London Youth Games are back and bigger than ever before!
With more activities on offer than the Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Games and Winter Olympics combined, this thrilling event is a must-see for anyone who loves sporting excellence.
We’ve already got these incredible events in the diary for this year’s Games:
- Road Cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark (July 1st)
- BMX at Lee Valley VeloPark (July 2nd)
- Basketball finals at Copper Box Arena (July 1st)
- Table tennis at Copper Box Arena (July 2nd)
- Swimming at London Aquatics Centre (July 1st)
- Aquathlon at London Aquatics Centre (July 2nd)
- Hockey finals at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (July 2nd)
- Tennis finals at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (July 2nd)
Showcasing some of London's most talented young athletes across 39 vibrant different events, these games have helped over 372,000 budding sports stars in the last two years alone.
And with an incredible 44% of participants from ethnically diverse backgrounds this year - plus world-renowned venues such as Lee Valley VeloPark and Copper Box Arena hosting major events - things look set to be even more exciting than usual.
In the 45th anniversary, the London Youth Games are delighted to host events at world-class venues in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the Lee Valley VeloPark, London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley White Water Centre across the weekend of July 1st and July 2nd.
The games are open to any young person aged between 11 and 18 years old who lives, works or studies in a London borough.
This year's events include some exciting competitions such as road cycling, BMX, swimming and table tennis among many others.
Ultimately, the games are working towards creating more opportunities for young people to experience the legacy of London 2012, and host a whole community sports, arts and culture festival on the Olympic Park.
Road Cycling and BMX will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark, while the Copper Box Arena will host the basketball finals and table tennis. The Aquatics Centre will be used for swimming and Aquathlon events.