Five Step Up For YOG

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received the Candidature Files of five Candidate Cities bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR), Guadalajara (MEX), Medellin (COL) and Rotterdam (NED) all delivered their files by the deadline of 15 October 2012.

An IOC Working Group, chaired by IOC member Claudia Bokel, will now analyse the Candidature Files and prepare a report that will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board. On the basis of this report, the IOC Executive Board will decide which Cities shall be shortlisted for further evaluation at its meeting in Lausanne on 12-13 February 2013.

Following further assessment and video conferences with the shortlisted Candidate Cities, a report shall be submitted to the IOC members, who will then elect the host city at their meeting in Lausanne on 4 July 2013.


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