IOC Praises China's 2014 Youth Olympics Progress, Especially The Athletes' Village
The IOC Coordination Commission for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games concluded its third visit to the Chinese city today, with the commission members praising the strong progress made across all areas of the organization with just less than two years to go until the second edition of the summer Games. The Coordination Commission, headed by IOC member Lambis Nikolaou, was particularly satisfied with the development of the Youth Olympic Village as a stand-out project well ahead of schedule. A visit was also made to the YOV site, which is part of a major city development plan that will become a housing facility, school and kindergarten after the Games. In addition, the Nanjing Organizing Committee (NYOGOC) underlined its commitment to delivering “green Games” with the integration of solar energy and rainwater harvesting in the Village construction. Since the last visit of the Coordination Commission in Oct. '11, several milestones have been reached as the local organizers transition from the strategic to operational planning phase. Construction of the Youth Olympic Sports Park, one of the only sports venues to be built from scratch for the Games, began in February (IOC).