2018 Summer Youth Olympics

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III Summer Youth Olympic Games
Youth Olympic Games 2018 Logo.png
Host city Buenos Aires, Argentina
Events 185 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony 11 September 2018 (2018-09-11)
Closing ceremony 23 September 2018 (2018-09-23)
Main venue Estadio Monumental

The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as III Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports and cultural festival, due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games from September 11 to September 23, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bidding[edit]

Six bids were initially submitted for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Buenos Aires confirmed their bid in September 2011. [1] On February 13, 2013, the IOC selected Buenos Aires as one of the three Candidate Cities for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. The other two candidate cities were Glasgow and Medellin. Guadalajara and Rotterdam failed to become candidates. Poznan withdrew their bid before the candidate cities were selected. [2]

The host city election vote was held at an IOC Session in Lausanne. The results were as follows:[3]

2018 Summer Youth Olympics bidding results
City NOC Name Round 1 Round 2
Buenos Aires  Argentina 40 49
Medellin  Colombia 32 39
Glasgow  United Kingdom 13

Sports Venues[edit]

There will be two main sports zones as the primary sites of the Games in Buenos Aires 2018: the Green Corridor and Parque Roca. 28 Sports [4]

Green Corridor[edit]

Adjacent to downtown Buenos Aires and stretching three kilometres along the scenic banks of the River Plate,this area is distinguished by swathes of parks. It includes the barrios of Núñez, Belgrano and Palermo. It is also the location of some of the city’s most distinguished and popular sports venues. Among these is the River Plate Stadium, that will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Nearby are the Palermo Woods, a highly popular retreat for porteños and visitors alike, which will be the triathlon venue.

The Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti will be renovated to the opening of the Youth Olympic Games.
The Palermo Woods will host the triathlon.
Venue Location Sports Type
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti Belgrano Opening and Closing Ceremonies Existing, no permanent works required
CeNARD Núñez Aquatics (Swimming - Diving)
Badminton
Handball
Modern pentathlon
Existing, permanent works required
Tiro Federal Argentino - Buenos Aires Núñez Shooting Existing, no permanent works required
Club Atlético River Plate Belgrano Football
Basketball (3 on 3)
Existing, no permanent works required
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires Palermo Rugby Seven
Field Hockey
Existing, no permanent works required
Club Universitario de Buenos Aires Núñez Sailing Existing, no permanent works required
Parque de los Niños Núñez Beach Volleyball Existing, permanent works required
Parque Tres de Febrero Palermo Triathlon Existing, no permanent works required
La Rural Convention Centre Palermo Boxing
Fencing
Gymnastics (Artistics - Rhythmic - Trampoline)
Judo
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Existing, no permanent works required
Buenos Aires Golf Club Palermo Golf Existing, no permanent works required
Argentine Equestrian Club Palermo Equestrian (Jumping) Existing, no permanent works required

Parque Roca[edit]

Located to the South of Buenos Aires, Roca Park is a vast area of 200 hectares in the district of Villa Soldati. One of the greenest areas in the metropolis, it is adjacent to the City Park and the Buenos Aires Automotive Racetrack. The Park, inaugurated in the 1980s, has many sports venues and recreational facilities, including the iconic Roca Park Athletics Stadium and the Roca Park Tennis Stadium. This area will also be the site of the Youth Olympic Village.[5]

Venue Location Sports Type
Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss Villa Soldati Tennis Existing, no permanent works required
Parque Polideportivo Roca Villa Soldati Athletics Existing, permanent works required
Parque Polideportivo Roca Villa Soldati Archery Permanent venue to be built

Stand alone venues[edit]

There will be three stand alone venues, one of which will be the only venue located out of the city limits, and in the Greater Buenos Aires area.

Venue Location Sports Type
Boca Juniors' Stadium "La Bombonera" La Boca Football Existing, no permanent works required
Parque Sarmiento Saavedra Cycling (Mountain Bike)
Cycling (BMX)
Permanent venue to be built
National Rowing Course Rincón de Milberg, Tigre Canoe-Kayak
Rowing
Existing, no permanent works required

Cultural and educational Venues[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buenos Aires, Argentina to bid for 2018 Youth Olympic Games". GamesBids.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  2. ^ "IOC shortlists three Candidate Cities for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games". Olympic.org. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Buenos Aires elected as Host City for 2018 Youth Olympic Games". Olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  4. ^ Rodrigo Quiroga. "Buenos Aires Sede de los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud 2018". Jojba2018.org. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  5. ^ Rodrigo Quiroga. "Buenos Aires Sede de los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud 2018". Jojba2018.org. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
Preceded by
Nanjing
Summer Youth Olympic Games
Buenos Aires

2018
Succeeded by
[to be determined]

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