Dear Presidents & friends,
As you will have seen, the 136th IOC Session confirmed today the decision to postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026. The proposal to postpone these Summer Youth Olympic Games was made by our Senegalese partners and friends and welcomed by the IOC.
It allows all of us, the IOC, the National Olympic Committees and the International Federations to better balance our activities. We have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and by the subsequent rescheduling of a number of major international sports events, resulting in a very crowded international sports calendar between 2022 and 2024.