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OCA approves Nanjing 2013 age limit

16 Oct 2011
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: The OCA Executive Board on Sunday approved the age limit for athletes at the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, in 2013. The 2nd AYG will serve as a dress rehearsal for Nanjing organisers for the 2nd IOC Youth Olympic Games in 2014, when the age limit will be 14 to 18.

Reading out a proposal from OCA Sports Committee Chairman Zhang Jilong, OCA Director General Husain Al-Musallam said it was proposed that athletes wanting to enter the AYG in 2013 should be a year younger than for the YOG, enabling them to compete at the YOG the following year.

“This would give them the chance to participate in the YOG in 2014 and benefit from the experience of the AYG in 2013,”said the proposal.

OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah described the proposal as a “wise resolution”, and it was passed by the EB.
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