Senegal gets Youth Olympics hosting rights (image courtesy Getty)

The International Olympic Committee has nominated Senegal to host the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022.

President of the Olympic Committee Thomas Bach had recently said, “It is time for Africa – the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes. Africa is a continent of youth. That is why we want to take the Youth Olympic Games 2022 to Africa and to Senegal.

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“They have offered a project based on a strong vision for youth and sport. There are many opportunities, and we will endeavour to deliver together, as part of a strong partnership, a visionary, responsible and inspiring Youth Games.”