6 October 2018 11:00 - 11:20
In 2013, the IOC selected Buenos Aires – a model cultural city – to be the host of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games: an elite international multi-sports event for the world's best young athletes. Buenos Aires 2018 promises to be unique in many ways. It will mark the first time that a Summer Youth Olympic event is held in South America, as well as the first time that an Olympic event has had an equal number of male and female athletes. How can the Youth Olympic Games be a catalyst for local leaders to engage and benefit young people? How will the event be leveraged to promote culture, education, urban development and more? In this session, the Mayor of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, will reflect on what the Youth Olympic Games mean to the city of Buenos Aires, its citizens, and especially its young people.
- Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina
In conversation with: Fernanda Russo, Shooter, Silver Medallist at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Young Change-Maker, Argentine Delegation, Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Argentina