Senegal makes history for Africa as Youth Olympics’ host. This is the first an Olympic event will be held in an African country.
What a time to be… African ! Today we learned that Senegal has been selected to host the next Youth Olympics in 2022. The games will take place in the cities of Dakar, Diamniadio and Salt next to the coast.
It’s the first time that an African nation will host an Olympic event. “It is time for Africa. Africa is the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes,” said Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), “Africa is a continent of youth.”