11 sports, over 4000 athletes, hundreds of games… one multi-sport international tournament and festival!

The Youth World Games isn’t all about scoreboards and medals. It’s a chance for thousands of young people across the world to explore new places and cultures, share unforgettable experiences and form lasting friendships. In striving to achieve sporting excellence, all competitors help foster and strengthen core values of friendship and fair play. It’s what’s called the Spirit of the Games and it will come alive every year when the Youth World Games take place.



The inaugural Youth World Games edition in 2024 will take place in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve, a region world famous for its breath taking cliffs, golden beaches, sandy islands and magnificent sports facilities.