Ribeiro Preto City Hall

09/22/2022 11:14 – Sports

Ribeirão Preto receives the baton and prepares for the 2023 Youth Games

For the Brazilian Olympic Committee, the Games have already begun

Photo: Full disclosure

The Youth Games – Aracaju 2022 edition has come to an end. Last Saturday, September 17, the last competitions were held (basketball, handball, artistic gymnastics and judo). In a ceremony held at the Games Coexistence Center, the official flag of the event was passed from the hands of the Special Inspector for Sports, Mariana Dantas, to the hands of the Sports Director of the Sports Department of Ribeirão Preto, Eric Avila, signifying that the Games will now be in Ribeirão.

Municipal Sports Secretary Andre Trinda thanked him for the welcome in Aracajú and for all the exchanges of knowledge that should continue throughout 2023, preparing Ribeirão Preto for the next edition.

After 16 days of competitions and an amazing experience of coexistence between more than 4,100 young people from 1,856 schools in 27 countries of the country – the sports event was considered a success by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB). Among the many positive points, the new format, which brings together in one edition the best athletes in Israel aged 17 years in 16 methods.

After two years of a forced hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is back renewed and full of originality. For the first time in history, the competitions were broadcast live on Canal Olímpico do Brasil.

Photo: Guilherme Sircili

The Youth Games – Aracaju 2022 were carried out by the Olympic Committee of Brazil, with the support of the Government of the State of Sergipe, through the Special Supervision of Sports. Ribeirão Preto had a representative of the city throughout the action of the games, with the aim of getting to know in more detail each area, each action planned and carried out, including a conversation with the representatives of the host city – Aracajú, in order to reproduce the best. In 2023. The challenges are many, and in the words of COB’s Director of Development and Sports Science, Kenji Saito: “Ribeirão Preto fighting to overcome Aracajú/SE”, with a positive provocation, so that each edition of the Youth Games is better with each passing year.

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