This is an announcement from the ITU, reproduced in full:
To all National Federations and Continental Confederations,
ITU is pleased to announce the qualification system for the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August 2014.
As in Singapore 2010, Nanjing 2014 will feature individual sprint distance races for 32 women and 32 men, as well as a mixed relay competition with Continental teams. The maximum for each National Olympic Committee (NOC) will be one woman and one man.
Click here for full qualification details for Nanjing 2014 (PDF).
Athletes born between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 1998 will be eligible to participate in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
From 1 January 2014 and 8 June 2014, there will be one Continental YOG Qualifying Event held in each of the five continents, which will consist of an individual sprint triathlon on the first day and a triathlon mixed relay on the second day.
Each Continental YOG Qualifying Event will have a quota of athletes based on the number and performance of NOCs with National Federations affiliated to the ITU. The maximum per continent, per gender are:
Africa - 3
Americas - 8
Asia - 5
Europe - 11
Oceania - 2
TOTAL - 29
The host country will be entitled to one women's spot and one men's spot. Two universality spots per gender will be available to eligible NOCs.
The dates and locations of the Continental YOG Qualifying Events will be confirmed as soon as possible.
For questions and inquiries, please contact:
Gergely Markus, ITU Sport Director - firstname.lastname@example.org