2018 Summer Youth Olympics
|III Summer Youth Olympic Games|
The 2018 Summer Youth Olympics (officially known as III Summer Youth Olympic Games) are scheduled to be the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, in 2018 during the XXXI Olympiad. The host city will be elected on July 4, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three candidate cities are Buenos Aires, Glasgow and Medellín.
Candidate cities 
There were five bids for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games confirmed by the International Olympic Committee. Bids were due by March 1, 2012. The list of applicant cities was announced by the IOC on March 2, 2012.
For the first time, Asian NOCs didn't submitted a bid for the Summer Youth Olympics, thus making it the first time that Asia will not bid, and eventually, host the Games. Three European NOCs (Great Britain, The Netherlands and Poland) entered Glasgow, Rotterdam and Poznań bids respectively. American NOCs Argentina, Colombia and Mexico also submitted bids for Buenos Aires, Medellín and Guadalajara respectively. Poznan withdrew their bid in October 2012.
On February 13 2013, the IOC Executive Board selected three candidate cities.
Buenos Aires, Argentina 
On August 30, 2011 Buenos Aires and the Argentine Olympic Committee announced that they will bid for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Buenos Aires bid to host the 1956 and 2004 Summer Olympics but lost to Melbourne and Athens respectively.
On September 19, 2011, it was announced that Glasgow would submit to the British Olympic Association (BOA) a proposal to bid for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The city has never made an Olympic bid before. On February 22, 2012 the BOA agreed to put Glasgow forward as the United Kingdom's bidding city for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
Non selected applicant cities 
Guadalajara, Mexico 
Guadalajara was selected over Monterrey on February 16, 2012 to be put forward as an applicant city. Guadalajara bid for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics but withdrew their bid before the IOC vote due to a poor evaluation report. Guadalajara hosted the 2011 Pan American Games.
Cancelled bids 
Upon the announcement by the IOC of who the applicant cities were, Poznań was revealed as one of the bidders. The city bid for the 2010 and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics but lost to Singapore and Nanjing respectively. On 8th of October, the city council rejected the proposal budget of the bid. There were lack of financial guarantees from the city-organizer, so the city withdrew.
Bids which did not go to application 
The following cities proposed putting forth bids, but ultimately failed to do so:
- Toulouse, France
- Abuja, Nigeria
- Kaspiysk, Russia
- Durban, South Africa
- Gothenburg, Malmö or Stockholm, Sweden
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Raleigh, United States
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