London Youth Games Finals Festival 2024 gives young Londoners a chance to compete at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

1st May 2024
Yolanda Martin
London Youth Games Finals Festival 28-30 June 2024. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. 2 dance girls, group basketball boys, female volleyball player. Logos.

London Youth Games have revealed exciting plans to deliver a thriving legacy for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics by announcing their Finals Festival 2024 at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The three-day event across June 28-30 2024 gives young people the chance to follow in the footsteps of London 2012 heroes Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Bradley Wiggins, who have all competed in the London Youth Games as fledgling stars before representing Team GB in their sports.

Building on the legacy of the last 12 years, the Finals Festival is the culmination of over 50 qualifying events for young people delivered across London from early February, incorporating more than 35 sports.

The event spans three Olympic and Paralympic legacy venues in the Park, providing opportunities for young people in the capital. The schedule features the finals of nine sports – basketball, tennis, swimming, volleyball, dance, road cycling, netball, hockey, aquathlon – and over 6,000 participants and spectators will be part of the action.

Working alongside partners LLDC, GLL, London Sport, London Marathon Events, Youth Charter, StreetGames, GLA, Sport England and LYG33, the London Youth Games Foundation is focused on creating the largest and most inclusive sports festival for all young Londoners. The event aims to improve the accessibility of sport to young people of all backgrounds, channelling the Olympic and Paralympic spirit to transform opportunities for children across the city.

Former London Youth Games participant and 2012 silver medal winner Christine Ohuruogu said: “I had an amazing time taking part in the London Youth Games years ago and it’s great to see young people from all over the city get involved. Inclusion is so crucial at this level and I’m really hoping some of them catch the sporting bug! I’m delighted they’ve got the chance to use these amazing venues – it will leave such an impression on them and does wonders for the Olympic legacy.”

LYG Foundation Chair Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE added: “In this Olympic and Paralympic year, the London Youth Games Finals Festival will provide a real opportunity to engage, motivate and inspire young Londoners and their communities. A weekend of truly diverse and inclusive sport and cultural activity, that will see improved participation opportunities and access to the world class facilities that we believe give hope and opportunity for all.”

On Sunday 30 June, attendees can watch Basketball played in the Copper Box Arena. On the same day, Aquathlon will take place in the London Aquatic Centre and the Girls Hockey and Tennis will be played in the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Attendees can engage in the Community multi sports festival, which will take place 11am-4pm on Sunday 30 June at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Festival offers the chance for attendees to discover and try exciting sports and activities, meet and greet athletes, experience iconic Olympic and Paralympic venues, join sports, coaching and leadership opportunities across London and support their borough’s teams.

On Friday June 28, attendees can watch talented dancers perform in the Dance competition at the Copper Box Arena. They can also take part in a range of sports on the area outside the Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

On Saturday June 29, attendees can watch Netball and Volleyball Finals played in the Copper Box Arena. On the same day, Swimming will take place in the London Aquatic Centre and the Boys Hockey will be played in the Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey centre.

Hosting the Finals Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park provides an opportunity to inspire more young people to build lifelong associations with physical activity and sport, competing in iconic venues while having fun participating and creating life-long sporting memories. Additional partners will be announced in the coming weeks as they come onboard.

All activities will be free of charge to participants and spectators.

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