From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid
NANJING, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- China's success in organising the Youth Olympic Games (2014 YOG), which opens officially Saturday night, indirectly promotes its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
According to local English daily 'China Daily' via its pullout 'YOG Daily' today, the world's biggest winter sports event was proposed for November 2022 involving Beijing and also nearby regions including Zhangjiakou and Hebei.
"We hope to deliver a positive image of China's younger generation and the whole country at the Nanjing YOG to make a good impression on the world," China's Deputy Sports Minister, Xiao Tian was quoted as saying in the newspaper.
Malaysia have sent 41 athletes and officials to YOG 2014 who will be taking part in 10 of the 28 sports contested, namely, aquatic (swimming and diving), badminton, gymnastic (artistic and gymrama), golf, archery, shooting, athletics, sailing, taekwondo and equestrian.
Prior to this, Malaysia had sent 13 national back-up athletes to take part in six events at the first edition of the YOG in Singapore four years ago and managed to bring home two silver medals through diving queen Pandalela Rinong anak Pamg.....