The Youth Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in Dakar next year, but they have been moved to 2026 due to the coronavirus pandemic after a mutual agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Senegal.
The postponement of the first Olympic event to be held in Africa comes as a setback however for many young athletes.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.
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In This Story: Senegal
Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.