A total of six cities from Europe and Latin America have submitted applications to bid for the third edition of Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday.
The six cities bidding to host the 2018 YOG are Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, Colombia's Medellin, British city Glasgow, Mexico's Guadalajara, Dutch city Rotterdam and Poznan in Poland, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We are delighted with the high level of interest shown in hosting the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018," said IOC president Jacques Rogge on the IOC website.
"It is a shining endorsement of just how successful the inaugural summer (Singapore 2010) and winter (Innsbruck 2012) editions were and reflects how the popularity, excitement and awareness surrounding the YOG continue to build at an impressive pace."
The candidate cities are expected to submit the signed 2018 YOG Candidature Procedure before March 15. The IOC executive board will select a shortlist of candidates in February 2013, while the host city will be chosen in July 2013. The second edition of summer YOG will be held in Nanjing, China in 2014.
by Ismail Uddin
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