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16 Oct 2012
IOC News , Press Release

Five YOG 2018 candidate cities submit their Candidature Files

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it 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

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.

Please note that the IOC will not release the Candidature Files, but has informed the Candidate Cities that they can make their Files public and post them on their websites if they so wish, as of today, 16 October.

* Candidate cities in alphabetical order


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