IOC: Dakar Summer YOG Postponed to 2026
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:23 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 22) -- The International Olympic Committee has announced that the Summer Youth Olympic Games scheduled for Dakara, Senegal in 2022, have been postponed to 2026. The announcement comes during the worldwide effort to control the caronavirus pandemic.
The postponement of Dakar 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Federations (IFs) to better plan their activities, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, by the subsequent postponements of major international sports events, and by the operational and financial consequences of the global health crisis.
At the same time, it allows Senegal to carry on the excellent preparations for the Youth Olympic Games. The two leaders, who praised the progress made so far, have jointly renewed their confidence in Dakar 2022 President Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, IOC Member in Senegal, and both remain fully committed to the great success of these Youth Olympic Games, the first Olympic event ever to be organised in Africa.
The 2022 Summer YOG was scheduled to include beach wrestling and freestyle wrestling on the programme.