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Youth Olympic Games for Paddlesports

Tuesday, January 2, 2018  
Posted by: Chris Stec
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The Youth Olympic Games (YOG), to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6th-18th, 2018, provides an opportunity for athletes to gain experience on an international level with the goal of developing young athletes into top-ranking athletes on their journey to the Olympic Games.


Process & Timeline:


  • Meet the eligibility requirements and register for the World Qualification Selection Race by March 1, 2018
  • Attend and compete at the World Qualification Selection Race on March 18, 2018 at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park
  • Place 1st or 2nd on combined score of sprint and 
    slalom events in K1 or C1
  • Compete at World Qualification Event in Barcelona, Spain April 12-15, 2018
  • Earn a quota for the ACA to compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires August 6th-18th, 2018.
  • Compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on August 6th-18th, 2018


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