Olympic Notes: Nanjing Uses Asian Youth Games To Prepare For '14 Youth Olympics
Nanjing, China is using the second Asian Youth Games "as an opportunity to gain experience and prepare for the Youth Olympic Games, which it will host next year." The Games will run from Aug. 16-24 and will feature 15 sports and 118 events, with 2,100 athletes ages 13-17 from 45 countries (WANT CHINA TIMES, 5/28). ... Taiwanese Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) President Wu Ching-kuo has said Chinese officials "fully understand" his bid to lead the IOC and won't oppose it in line with broader policies on the island. Wu said that he was confident that his long personal history with China would make this a case of "sport over politics" (AFP, 5/28).