Welcome to Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana

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The Olimpiadi Gioventù Italiana was founded in 1978 by St.Peter's Italian Club in London. Its aims are simple : to provide all young people in the Italian communities of the U.K. the opportunity to take part in a three-day Olympic event, regardless of ability.

The first OGI Games were held in 1980 at the Copthall Stadium, in North London. Italian Clubs and Associations from all over the United Kingdom took part with great enthusiasm. Since then, the OGI Games have taken place every two years, on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the May Bank Holiday. Around 750 competitors take part in each OGI Games which attract up to 5000 spectators over the three days.

The Games are open to all young people from 9 to 21 years of age (inclusive), who are members of an Italian Club or Association, or who are currently learning Italian at school or evening class. There is no maximum or minimum limit on the number of competitors in each team.