The second Youth Olympic Games will be held In the capital of the Chinese province of Jiangsu - Nanjing - in August this year. The Games that will last from August 16th- 28th and they will bring together approximately 3,600 athletes aged 15 to 18. Among them there will be also the Croatian Olympic delegation of young athletes. By early June there were 17 athletes that managed to qualify in nine sports: boxers Luke Prtenjaca (-69kg), Luke Plantic (-75kg) and Toni Filipi (-91kg), Maja Pavlinic in badminton, Pavle Zivanovic (Byte CII) in sailing, Brigita Matic (up to 78kg) and Lovro Kovac (81kg) in judo, Peter Files in fencing, Tomislav Pucar and Lea Rakovac in table tennis, Borna Petanjek (10m air rifle) and Ivan Babic (10m air rifle)in shooting, and Ivana Babic (up to 55kg) and Matea Jelic (up to 63kg) in taekwondo.

The second Youth Olympic Games will be held In the capital of the Chinese province of Jiangsu - Nanjing - in August this year. The Games that will last from August 16th- 28th and they will bring together approximately 3,600 athletes aged 15 to 18. Among them there will be also the Croatian Olympic delegation of young athletes. By early June there were 17 athletes that managed to qualify in nine sports: boxers Luke Prtenjaca (-69kg), Luke Plantic (-75kg) and Toni Filipi (-91kg), Maja Pavlinic in badminton, Pavle Zivanovic (Byte CII) in sailing, Brigita Matic (up to 78kg) and Lovro Kovac (81kg) in judo, Peter Files in fencing, Tomislav Pucar and Lea Rakovac in table tennis, Borna Petanjek (10m air rifle) and Ivan Babic (10m air rifle)in shooting, and Ivana Babic (up to 55kg) and Matea Jelic (up to 63kg) in
taekwondo.
One quote was re-allocated to Croatian sports for male rowing team and women's single, and the final decision shall be made by the Croatian Rowing Federation based on the achievements of rowers at one of the following events.
The program of Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing includes 29 sports: athletics, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, golf, sailing, judo, kayaking and canoeing, equestrian sports (show jumping), 3x3 basketball, boxing, diving, swimming, archery, fencing, football, handball, field hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby 7, archery, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon and beach volleyball. According to the estimates of the COC’s office for Olympic program, around 30 young Croatian athletes could qualify for the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014.
Let us remember that at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 there were 25 Croatian competitors, and that the first Croatian medal – the golden one – was won by the swimmer Ivan Capan. Silver medal was brought by a young basketball team in 3x3 basketball – Matte Buovac Stipe Krstanovic, Marko Ramljak and Tomislav Grubisic. The judoist Barbara Matic, today a potential "B" candidate for the Olympics in Rio in 2016, brought from these Olympics two bronze medals - one in singles and second in team competition.