2014 Youth Olympics Underway -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: The 2014 World Equestrian Games begin on Saturday in Normandy, France.

NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 17: Malcolm May (L) of United States is tackled by Omondi Bill of Kenya competes in the Rugby Sevens on day one of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing sports park rugby field on August 17, 2014 in Nanjing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 17: Malcolm May (L) of United States is tackled by Omondi Bill of Kenya competes in the Rugby Sevens on day one of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing sports park rugby field on August 17, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

(ATR) Rugby returns to the Olympics after a nearly 100-year absences.

On Sunday, rugby sevens competition started at the Youth Olympic Games in China.

Other competitions scheduled for Monday include 3x3 basketball, cycling, fencing, football, judo, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.

Around the Rings editor Ed Hula, associate editor Nick Devlin, andEuropean correspondent Brian Pinelli are in Nanjing to cover the 2014 YOG which concludes on August 28.

World Rowing Championships

The 2014 World Rowing Championships open Aug. 24 in Amsterdam.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) organizes the annual week-long regatta. FISA expectsover 1,100 competitors from 60 countries.Competition ends August 31.

FEI World Equestrian Games

DThe International Equestrian Federation's 2014 World Equestrian Games begin Aug. 23 in Normandy, France.

Equestrian dressage events, taking place this Sunday through August 29, will serve as qualifying events for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Competition for the World Equestrian Games ends September 7.

Para-sailing World Championships

Action continues at the para-sailing world championships in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The event ends on August 25.

The event is a qualifier for the 2016 Paralympics.

Olympic Anniversary

Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of the closing of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

At the 2008 Games, Olympic swimmer

Together, Beijing and Zhangjiakou are now bidding against Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan to host the 2022 Winter Games.

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