Growing up, many athletes watch the Olympics and dream of one day competing on the world stage and winning gold medals. In 2010, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) created an opportunity for young athletes to achieve that dream, and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) launched that year in Singapore. Following in the footsteps of its older sibling, the YOGs are held every four years and feature both summer (2018, 2022, etc.) and winter editions (2016, 2020, etc.).
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games was held Oct. 6-18, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The next Youth Olympics will be held in 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.
The USA women in 2014 captured gold at the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games, while the USA did not qualify a 3x3 U18 team for the men's tournament. The next Youth Olympic Games will be held Oct. 6-18, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and USA Basketball is hoping to return both men and women's team to the prestigious event.