Argentina hopes Youth Olympics with boost a variety of sports

Argentine trainers and coaches see hosting the event as an opportunity to increase public interest in sport - other than football, for which the nation is renowned.

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    Argentines are flocking venues dotted around Buenos Aires to watch the events of the Youth Olympics.

    Thirty-two sports have been on show, including fencing, wrestling, sport climbing and break dancing - all played in Argentina but overshadowed by football in the land that produced Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires at some of the sports hoping this event can provide them a long-term boost.


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