Irish squad with Ryan Burnett


Thailand could host the 2026 Youth Olympics in Bangkok.

According to reports, Thailand will send its bid to the International Olympic Committee this week.

India is also planning to host the Games in Delhi in 2026.

Ireland has a proud record of medalling at every Youth Olympics since the inaugural tournament in Singapore in 2010 where Ryan Burnett won light-flyweight gold.

Burnett, a former world pro champion, beat Azeri battler Salman Alizade – who had beaten him a few months earlier in the World Youth final in Baku – to top the 48kg podium.

The light-fly decider between Burnett and Alizida was the first on an 11- bout finals card in Singapore and Burnett is the first Olympic Youth champion.

Elsewhere, Ciara Ginty and Michael Gallagher claimed lightweight and heavyweight silver and bronze at Nanjing, China in 2014 and Dearbhla Rooney took home featherweight bronze from Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.

The 2022 Youth Olympics will be held in Sakar, Senegal.