POSTED: March 16th 2012

Buenos Aires kicks off the 2018 summer YOG bid campaign

Buenos Aires will host the Olympic Movement next September for the IOC session / Buenos Aires Turismo
Buenos Aires will host the Olympic Movement next September for the IOC session / Buenos Aires Turismo

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The host city of the upcoming IOC session, Buenos Aires, has launched its candidature to host the 2018 summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by finalizing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) YOG Candidature Procedure.

"It is a great honour for Buenos Aires, Argentina and our National Olympic Committee to bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games," said Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentine Olympic Committee.

"Buenos Aires 2018 believes that the Youth Olympic Games is a unique international platform for the Olympic Family and young athletes to gather and celebrate Olympic values, young sporting talent and the importance of education and culture.

"We are in an excellent position to be a valuable partner to the IOC to advance the reach and the impact of the YOG and we look forward to setting out our case to host the summer edition of 2018."

Werthein together with the city's Mayor, Mauricio Macri, signed the document agreeing to adhere to the IOC rules and deadlines for the bid.

Macri added, "Buenos Aires’ youthful population provides the city with amazing energy, vibrancy and creativity.

"There is a great sense of optimism in the city, built on our recent national economic success and a positive social and political outlook. With our ambition, clear focus on youth and passion for sport, Buenos Aires can be an excellent host for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games."

Buenos Aires will welcome the Olympic Movement for a very important session in September 2013 when the host city for the 2020 Olympics will be decided and the IOC president will finish his term.

Keywords · Buenos Aires · Youth Olympic Games · IOC · Gerardo Werthein · Mauricio Macri · 2020 Games

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