The III Commonwealth Youth Games were conducted from 12th to 18 October 2008. Over 1,300 athletes and 350 officials from 71 countries participated in these games.
The III Commonwealth Youth Games is unique for its green theme, which permeates all aspects of the Games. A special drive is being conducted by the game organisers to create a "save the tigers" campaign to promote awareness of the critical state of the Indian tiger.
There were nine sports on the programme for the 2008 CYG.
Each sport has a unique pictogram to represent it. The pictograms are designed to be, like the 2008 CYG logo, a balance between the cultural heritage of India and the modern India. The pictograms have been derived from the tribal art form of Warli.