Youth Olympics

Golding victory in Youth Olympics

By Tom Degun in Singapore

August 21 - Britain’s young rising tennis star Oliver Golding secured a gold medal at the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games here in alongside his Czech doubles partner Jiri Vesely as the pair comfortably triumphed 6-3 6-1 over Russian pair Victor Baluda and Mikhail Biryukov in a rain-affected encounter. 

Bolarinwa sizzles into Youth Olympics final

By Tom Degun in Singapore

August 18 - Young British sprint star David Bolarinwa (pictured) lived up to his billing as gold medal favourite in the boys 100 metres at the Summer Youth Olympic Games as he cruised into Saturday’s final with the day’s fastest time of 10.62 seconds in a mixed 24 hours for Britain here.

Iran coach happy to talk about football rather than clothing

By Tom Degun in Singapore

August 15 - Shahrzad Mozafar, the coach of the Iranian girl’s team at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, told insidethegames that she was happy to talk about something other than the team’s clothing after her side claimed a 1-0 win over Papa New Guinea in their second match in Group A courtesy of an early second half strike by Fatemeh Ardestani.