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Can athletes under seventeen participate in the Olympics?

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2015-07-15 18:27:46
2015-07-15 18:27:46

Yes. In gymnastics, the athlete must be 16 to compete in the Olympics..or turning 16 in that year. Before 1996, however, the minimum age was 15. The reason for this is because the IOC don't want (mostly) young girls to get injured at such a young age and injured during the aging process of younng teens.

They can be in the youth olympic games

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