Youth Olympics

IOC confirms five bidders for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

By Tom Degun

ioc hq0October 16 - Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Medellín and Rotterdam will fight it out to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed it received the Candidature Files of all five bid cities by the deadline of October 15.

Medellín submits Candidature File for 2018 Youth Olympic Games on deadline day

By Tom Degun

Medellin 2018October 15 - The Medellín 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid team has delivered its Candidature File to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its headquarters in Lausanne with today marking the deadline for submissions.

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic bid gets Government guarantees but dates remain unclear

By Tom Degun

Buenos-AiresOctober 13 - The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid team has received all the necessary guarantees from the Government ahead of the Candidature File submission deadline next week, but the Argentinian city has refused to give details about the dates they wish to stage the event.

Glasgow 2018 delivers Youth Olympic Games Candidate File with strong UK backing

By Tom Degun

2018 bid_1October 12 - The Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid team has flown to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne to hand in its Candidate File as a YouGov poll revealed that 69 per cent of the United Kingdom believed the event would continue to inspire a generation of young people beyond London 2012.

Poznań drops out of race to host 2018 Youth Olympic Games

By Tom Degun

PoznanOctober 10 - Poznań, one of the favourites to host the 2018 Youth Olympics, has pulled out of the race to stage the Games due to a lack of financial guarantees.

IOC Coordination Commission praise Nanjing preparations for 2014 Youth Olympics

By Tom Degun

Lambis Nikolaou_Nanjing_September_2012September 29 - Greece’s Lambis Nikolaou, the stand-in chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, has praised the Chinese city in their preparations for the event following their inspection visit.

Bokel to lead evaluation of 2018 Youth Olympic Games bidders

By Tom Degun

Claudia Bokel_26-09-12September 26 - Germany's Claudia Bokel, the new chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission, is set to lead the Working Group that will access the six cities bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Medellín receive Government guarantees for 2018 Youth Olympic bid

By Duncan Mackay

Medelln 2018_bid_logoSeptember 11 - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón has signed all the Government guarantees needed for Medellín's bid to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. 

London 2012 medallist Jamieson backs Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympics bid

By David Gold

Michael Jamieson_10-09-12September 10 - London 2012 medallist Michael Jamieson has backed his home city of Glasgow in their bid to win the right to host the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018.
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