Buenos Aires picked for 2018 Youth Olympics
AFP · 4 Jul 2013, 19:53
Published: 04 Jul 2013 19:53 GMT+02:00
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The Argentinian capital — which will also host the prestigious IOC Session in September where a new president and the 2020 Summer Games host will be elected — beat Colombian city Medellin in a second round of voting.
The seriousness of Medellin's campaign was summed up by the presence of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos appearing at the presentation and giving a powerful speech about what hosting the Games would mean to the country.
Scottish city Glasgow, hosting next year's Commonwealth Games, went out in the first round of voting.
Singapore hosted the first Summer Youth Games in 2010, bringing to fruition the brainchild of present IOC president Jacques Rogge, while Chinese city Nanjing will host the next one in 2014.