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Buenos Aires picked for 2018 Youth Olympics

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Buenos Aires picked for 2018 Youth Olympics
View of Buenos Aires. Photo: Geoff Livingstone
19:53 CEST+02:00
Buenos Aires won the right to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games after a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.

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.

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