– What are the dates of the Games?
The Opening Ceremony will take place on 6 October 2018 and the Closing Ceremony will be held 18 October 2018.
– Is Buenos Aires a safe place?
Currently the AOC is taking advice from the Australian Government who rate Argentina as the safest in its four-tier rating system (Exercise normal safety precautions). However, the AOC is also aware that crime specific to Buenos Aires (robberies and petty crime) are common and the safety of our delegation is our top priority. Consequently, the AOC will look to engage security experts to provide advice to the Team.
– What is the time difference in Buenos Aires?
Buenos Aires is currently -14 hrs based on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
– What expenses are the selected athletes and officials expected to cover in their inclusion to the Team?
No member of the Australian Olympic Youth Team will be required to pay any costs besides their own personal spending money. The
following will be provided by the AOC:
Flights to and from Buenos Aires (including domestics flights to attend the Champ Camp in Sydney);
Games time accommodation;
Travel insurance (detail on the cover will be provided once it has been confirmed);
Support services (administration, medical, security, high performance).
– How many nations will be competing at the Games?
It is expected that approximately 200 nations will be competing at the Games.
– Will the AOC provide support for athlete’s family and friends?
The AOC will not be providing direct support to athlete family and friends in respect to sourcing and booking accommodation, arranging tickets (the events are free to watch), or arranging air travel. However, we will provide helpful updates to FAFs when information is given to us by the Organising Committee and we will use these updates to keep you regularly informed of progress.