Buenos Aires 2018, the local organising committee for the Youth Olympic Games, has announced that the multi-sport event will take place across 29 venues this year.

The Argentine capital expects to welcome almost 4,000 for the summer event, which will run from October 6-18.

Venues will be spread out between four parks and four standalone sites, with the under-construction Youth Olympic Centre to be the centrepiece for the Games by staging 13 of the 31 sports on the programme, including athletics, gymnastics and swimming.

The Youth Olympic Village will be located alongside the Youth Olympic Centre and serve as home to athletes from 206 countries around the world, as well as technical officials and delegation personnel. The facility is expected to house around 7,000 people in total during the Games.

Elsewhere, in eastern Buenos Aires, the Urban Park will be constructed as a temporary venue for the Games and play host to events such as sport climbing and breaking – both of which will be making their Games debut this year.

The Green Park in the north of the city will focus on protecting the environment and healthy habits, while also staging some futsal and tennis events.

Meanwhile, Tecnopolis Park in the west will serve as the main venue for futsal, badminton and table tennis events. The neighbouring Parque Sarmiento venue will be used to host shooting, archery and beach handball.

In addition, the four standalone venues at Buenos Aires 2018 will be the Club Naútico San Isidro for sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding; Club Atlético San Isidro for the rugby sevens event; Hurlingham Club for golf; and Paseo de la Costa in Vicente Lopez for BMX racing and roller speed skating.

Image: Buenos Aires 2018