04 Jul 2013

Buenos Aires to host 2018 Youth Olympics

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The third Summer Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by the city of Buenos Aires in 2018, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced on Thursday following a vote by IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne.

Prior to the vote, the three candidate cities of Buenos Aires, Glasgow and Medellín each had 15 minutes to give a presentation to the session, followed by questions.

“We had three excellent candidates from which to choose a host city today, each with the capability of staging memorable Youth Olympic Games in 2018,” said IOC President Rogge.

“I would like to congratulate Buenos Aires and their bid team for their dedication to and enthusiasm for the Youth Olympic Games project. I have no doubt they will build on the successes of Singapore 2010 and Nanjing 2014 to provide a platform on which the best young athletes from around the world can compete and learn about the Olympic values.”

The announcement was the culmination of a bidding process launched in September 2011, which originally included six candidate cities - the three other cities were Guadalajara (Mexico), Poznań (Poland) and Rotterdam (Netherlands).

The second Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing, China, from 16 to 28 August 2014.

Results of the vote

Voting Round 1:

Buenos Aires – 40

Glasgow – 13

Medellín – 32

Voting Round 2:

Buenos Aires – 49

Medellín – 39