Youth Olympics

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics "really taking shape" says IOC Coordination Commission

By Tom Degun

Nanjing 2014 2May 16 - Russia's Alexander Popov, the chairman International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Nanjing 2014, has praised preparations for the next Youth Olympic Games following the conclusion of the fourth inspection visit of the Chinese city.

Glasgow youngsters pushing for 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

By Tom Degun

Bid 4May 15 - Glasgow's young people are leading the final push for the city's bid to secure the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with 50 days to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to decide the host city on July 4 in Lausanne, Scottish officials claim. 

Thousands descend on Glasgow for Annual Women’s 10k run

By James Crook

11111111111May 12 - More than 7,000 women of all ages and abilties took part today in Britain's largest all-female running event, the Great Women's 10k, in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid city of Glasgow, raising large sums of money for various charities in the process.

Burns backs Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic bid before world title defence

By James Crook

152588737May 10 - Scottish WBO lightweight world champion Ricky Burns has joined a growing list of British stars showing support for Glasgow's bid to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games as he prepares to defend his world title against unbeaten Puerto Rican fighter José González at the city's Emirates Arena tomorrow.

Glasgow 2018 unveils global "Sport Spaces" plans to boost Olympic sport participation

By Emily Goddard

glasgow 2018 logoApril 25 - Glasgow 2018 has unveiled plans to develop unused spaces across the globe based on an existing Urban Games programme created by young people in Glasgow to promote participation in Olympic sports around the world.

Potential Buenos Aires 2018 venues ranked amongst top 10 stadia in the world

By James Crook

River Plate StadiumApril 21 - Buenos Aires bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been strengthened after two of the venues earmarked to host events at the Games should they win the bid were ranked in the top 10 stadia in the world by  American digital sports media network Bleacher Report.

Virtual Asian Games Torch Relay to go live next month

By James Crook

Mascot-Nanjing-2013 5116260012384April 20 - A virtual interactive torch relay simulating the progress of the relay travelling through 45 Asian countries for the second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing this summer will go live on May 8.

"Inspirational" Hoy to drive on Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic bid

By James Crook

156654266April 19 - Glasgow 2018 bid director Paul Bush has spoken of how the "inspirational" Sir Chris Hoy encapsulates the Scottish city's vision to host the Summer Youth Olympic Games as the six-time Olympic champion pledges his support to the bid following his retirement yesterday.

2018 Youth Olympic Games bid cities present to IOC Evaluation Commission

By Tom Degun

IOC logoApril 10 - Buenos Aires, Glasgow and Medellín, the three cities bidding to stage the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, have presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission as they enter the final stages of the race to host the event.
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