What is the youngest age to join U.S olympics?
I think the age is 16 or 17
For U.S. Athletes:
There is no age limit to compete in the Olympics.
However, some sports do have age requirements for health and safety reasons. Competition rules of certain international federations cite age limits as follows:
- Bobsled (minimum of 14 years old)
- Boxing (17-32)
- Diving (minimum of 14)
- Equestrian (16 or older)
- Figure skating (15 by July 1 of previous year)
- Gymnastics (must be 16 years old in Olympic year)
- Judo (15 or older), luge (16 or older)
- Soccer (under 23), team handball (over 18)
- Weightlifting (17 or older)
- Wrestling (must be at least 17 on day of Opening Ceremonies).
There are no general restrictions among the International Federations on an "upper" age limit. Source(s): http://www.usolympicteam.com/19116_18922...
I think it is 16? I heard of a 15 year old skater not being able to join because she was 3 days too young...Not sure, but might be right.
You must be 16 by July 1st of the year of the olympics. So some of the athletes competing can be 15, as long as they will turn 16 before July. The skater from Japan will not turn 16 until Sept. I believe.
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