Youth Olympics

Medellín 2018 Youth Olympic bid gets major boost with Wall Street Journal accolade

By Tom Degun

MedellínMarch 4 - Medellín's bid to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games has received a huge boost after it was recognised as the world's most innovative city in a global competition conducted by American newspaper Wall Street Journal.

Glasgow 2018 would allow UK to continue to inspire a generation says Coe

By Tom Degun

Lord-Sebastian-Coe-010February 27 - British Olympic Association (BOA) chairman Sebastian Coe claimed today Glasgow can build on the success of London 2012 by continuing to inspire a generation if it is awarded the right to stage the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Village targets lasting legacy

By Lauren Mattera at the World Sports Congress in London 

Lillehammer 2016February 26 - Lillehammer 2016 promises its Winter Youth Olympic Village will act as a catalyst for future development in Norwegian sport and is set to leave a lasting legacy as one of the strongest development regions in Northern Europe.

Glasgow through to last three of 2018 Summer Youth Olympics contest

By Duncan Mackay at the Palace Hotel in Lausanne

Olympic ringsFebruary 13 - Glasgow have been included on the shortlist of three cities to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, along with Buenos Aires and Medellin, after Guadalajara and Rotterdam were cut. 

Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic bid team reach out to 36,000 primary schoolchildren

By Tom Degun

Glasgow 2018 schoolFebruary 11 - The Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid team has contacted more than 36,000 primary schoolchildren as part of a "Back Our Bid" campaign which has already seen almost 20,000 young people sign up to bring the event to the Scottish city.

Celtic Connections Festival enhances Glasgow 2018 Culture and Education Programme for Youth Olympics bid

By James Crook

2018logoFebruary 11 - Glasgow 2018's plans to "enrich the lives of the world's youth" through culture and education were clarified during the Celtic Connections Festival in the city, which gave thousands of children the opportunity to take part in workshops, concerts and performances.

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic bid boosted with Condé Nast Traveller award

By Tom Degun

Buenos-AiresFebruary 8 - The Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games bid has received a boost after being voted the top tourist city in Central and South America by international readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

Argentinian tennis star Nalbandian backs Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic bid

By Tom Degun

david-nalbandianFebruary 3 - Argentinian tennis star David Nalbandian has pledged his support to the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games bid.

IOC President Rogge hails "impressive progress" of Nanjing 2014

By Emily Goddard

IOC President Jacques Rogge visits Nanjing ahead of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014January 29 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge today praised Nanjing 2014 for the "impressive progress" in its preparations for next year's Youth Olympic Games during a visit to the eastern Chinese city.
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