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Buenos Aires to host Youth Olympics 2018

Wednesday July 10, 2013

Buenos Aires (Argentina) beat out Glasgow (Great Britain) and Medellín (Colombia) to become the host of the Youth Olympics in 2018. To see the full outcome of the vote, read below.

Prior to voting, the Candidate Cities were each alloted 15 minutes to present to the Session, after which they had to answer questions. Evaluation Commission Chair Claudia Boke announced the decision to the Session on behalf of the Commission.

“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 came after a fierce bidding process, which began in September 2011, and originally included six Candidate Cities – the other threee cities were Guadalajara (Mexico), Pozna? (Poland) and Rotterdam (Netherlands).

The 2nd 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

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