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stage. Throughout the Games there were success stories coming from the young athletes that had made the leap from YOG to Olympic Games. Among those stories was five-time YOG medallist Chad Le Clos, who edged out YOG Ambassador Michael Phelps in the men's 200m butterfly to claim Olympic gold; Great Britain's Jade Jones won the home nation's first ever Olympic taekwondo gold and Two years ago, 3,600 young athletes made history by competing in the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore. Fast-forward to 2012, and more than 190 of those same athletes made history again by competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games.The last day of competition for the YOG athletes at London 2012 saw a gold rush with four YOG graduates winning medals. Cuba's Robeisy Carrazana Ramirez won the men's flyweight (52kg) boxing and Russia's rhythmic gymnastics team - featuring YOG gymnasts Ksenia Dudkina, Alina Makarenko and Karolina Sevastyanova - claimed the group all-around gold medal.That final day at London 2012 typified the success for the class of Singapore 2010, showing that their experiences at the Youth Olympic Games had helped to prepare them for the Olympic Key figures from the sports of rugby sevens and golf were present in London in 2012 to share their excitement about the upcoming second summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing in 2014. Rugby sevens will be making its debut on an Olympic programme in Nanjing, while golf will be making its return after an absence of more than a century, having last featured in 1904.Youth Olympic Games Ambassador Lindsey Vonn made a surprise appearance at the London 2012 Olympic Games to show her support for all the YOG athletes from Singapore 2010 competing at the Games.The Alpine ski racer took time out of her busy training schedule to enjoy a whistle stop tour of the Olympic Park and venues. Her first stop was the gymnastics, where she met YOG graduate and Team USA's Savannah Vinsant, who was competing in the women's trampoline competition. Vonn timed her visit well as she was able to watch Gabrielle Douglas win gold for the USA in the women's individual all-around. She went on to cheer fellow YOG Ambassador Michael Phelps and watch the USA in the Basketball Arena.YOG Ambassador Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS), also showed younger athletes the way as she claimed bronze in the pole vault. She then stopped by to meet with the IOC President for a press conference on the Youth Olympic Games and help spread the YOG word to younger audiences. Another YOG Ambassador who set London 2012 alight was Jamaica's Usain Bolt, who added a further three gold medals to his Olympic haul on the track.LONDON 2012 PROVIDES THE STAGE FOR CLASS OF SINGAPORE 2010 RUGBY AND GOLF LOOK AHEAD TO YOG IN NANJING IN 2014YOG AMBASSADORS SHOW THEIR SUPPORTRussia's Viktoria Komova took home two silver medals in artistic gymnastics.The former YOG athletes certainly made their mark on the Games by claiming an impressive 25 medals, with the tally featuring eight gold medals, eight silver and nine bronze.Below Russia's gold medal-winning rhythmic gymnastsAbove Lindsey Vonn shares her experiences with athletes in LondonBernard Lapasset, Chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB), said he hoped the inclusion of rugby sevens at Nanjing 2014 would help engage young people at a grassroots level, while Agustin Pichot, the former captain of the Argentinean rugby union team, admitted he would have loved to have competed in the YOG.Top US female golfer Michelle Wie, a fierce campaigner to get golf back on the Olympic programme, also expressed her support for the YOG, claiming she would have gained enormously as a young athlete from meeting competitors from different countries and sports and participating in the Culture and Education Programme (CEP). Two years after Nanjing 2014, rugby sevens and golf are both scheduled to be included in the programme for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.14 OLYMPIC REVIEW