POSTED: March 2nd 2012

YOG draws six cities bidding to host the 2018 summer Games

The first winter YOG at Innsbruck last January was a great success / Li Ming/Xinhua/IOC
The first winter YOG at Innsbruck last January was a great success / Li Ming/Xinhua/IOC

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TAMPA: The deadline was today for cities interested in bidding for the 3rd edition of the 2018 summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that six destinations are joining the race.

All the cities must next submit a signed 2018 YOG Candidature Procedure by March 15th.

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from all the cities submitted applications for bids and the runners are:

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Colombia (Medellín)

Great Britain (Glasgow)

Mexico (Guadalajara)

Netherlands (Rotterdam)

Poland (PoznaƄ)

IOC President Jacques Rogge said in a statement, “We are delighted with the high level of interest shown in hosting the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018.

“It is a shining endorsement of just how successful the inaugural summer (Singapore 2010) and winter (Innsbruck 2012) editions were and reflects how the popularity, excitement and awareness surrounding the YOG continue to build at an impressive pace.”

Buenos Aires will host the IOC session in September next year where the 2020 city will be chosen and a new IOC president will be elected. Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games next summer in July and is looking to bring more sports events to the city. 

The first edition of the summer YOG was held in 2010 in Singapore and the second event will take place in 2014 in Nanjing, China.

The first edition of the winter YOG was held recently in Innsbruck, Austria and proved to be a resounding success.

Timeline - 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 Bid Process

Signature of the 2018 YOG Candidature Procedure - 15 March 2012

Submission of the YOG Candidature File and other documents - 15 October 2012

Shortlist of YOG Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board - 12-13 Feb. 2013

Report by the IOC Evaluation Commission - May 2013

Election of the host city of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018

Keywords · YOG · IOC · Jacques Rogge · Buenos Aires · Medellin · Glasgow · Guadalajara · Rotterdam · Poznan

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