Buenos Aires, Argentina, will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the third installment of the event. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced the decision following a vote by IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Buenos Aires was slected over bids from Glasgow, Scotland, and Medellín, Colombia
“We had three excellent candidates from which to choose a host city, each with the capability of staging memorable Youth Olympic Games in 2018,” Rogge said. “I would like to congratulate Buenos Aires and their bid team for their dedication to and enthusiasm for the Youth Olympic Games project. I have no doubt they will build on the successes of Singapore 2010 and Nanjing 2014 to provide a platform on which the best young athletes from around the world can compete and learn about the Olympic values.”
The announcement was the culmination of a bidding process launched in September 2011, which originally included six candidate cities, Guadalajara, Mexico, Poznań, Poland, and Rotterdam, Netherlands).
The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing, China, August 16–28, 2014.