DUSHANBE, July 13, 2010, Asia-Plus  -- Thirteen young athletes will represent Tajikistan in the I Summer Youth Olympic Games, Maliksho Nematov, the head of the Committee for Youth, Sports and Tourism Affairs, said in an interview with Asia-Plus.

“Among them are Bahodur Qodirov (free-style wrestling), Abduqodir Barotov (track and field), K. Zayniddinova (archery), Sh. Shukurova (taekwon-do WTF), D. Atabayev (track and field), and some others,” Neamtov said.

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as I Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the inaugural event of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games from August 14-26 2010, during the XXIX Olympiad.  The Games will be held in Singapore, in a decision announced on February 21 2008 after mail voting by 105 members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  More than 3,500 athletes will participate in Youth Olympic Games (YOG).  The YOG will feature 26 sports, forming a total of 31 disciplines.