Glasgow 2018 Pledge to Bring Young People Around the World to the Games

By iSportconnect | June 14, 2013

The organisers of the Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have pledged to bring a team of young people from around the world to deliver the Games.

Glasgow is bidding to host the YOG in 2018 alongside Medellin in Colombia and Buenos Aires in Argentina, sickness with the winner announced early in July.

The new initiative highlights Glasgow’s commitment to allowing young people to become a key part of the delivery of the event.

Based in the YOGOC Headquarters (pictured), pills 50 National Olympic Committee (NOC) Exchange Programme members will be chosen from all five continents to come to Glasgow a year before the 2018 YOG.

Ten young men and women from each continent will be picked, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Continental Olympic Associations, to take part in this key legacy programme which has a dedicated budget of £2.5 million.

Paul Bush, 2018 Bid Director, said: “The NOC Exchange Programme illustrates Glasgow’s ability to leverage its existing youth and education infrastructure to deliver global impact for the Olympic Movement.

“Glasgow has a total commitment to help the visionary ideals of the YOG grow and flourish and is in a position to do that by working through proven partnerships.”

Seb Coe, Chair of the British Olympic Association, said: “This programme is a measure of the ambition Glasgow has to share the legacy of the Youth Olympic Games with the world and ensure that the 2018 Games achieve maximum global impact for the Olympic Movement.

“These 50 young people will have the amazing opportunity to come to the city to share and learn with each other and return to their continents as powerful advocates for the values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.”