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2023 Summer Youth Olympics

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The 2023 Summer Youth Olympics will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city will be selected at the 130th IOC Session Lima, Peru on 13 September 2017.

Originally scheduled to be held in 2022, at the 127th IOC Session it was decided to move the organisation of the YOG to a non-Olympic year, starting with the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be postponed from 2022 to 2023.[1]

Potential bids

After hosting the 2014 African Youth Games at the capital and largest city of Botswana, the country's National Olympic Committee has in mind to bid for other competitions such as the African Championships in Athletics, African Swimming Championships and the 2023 Summer Youth Olympics.[2] Lassana Palenfo, president of ANOCA, has suggested a joint-African bid that includes South Africa, Botswana and Angola.[3]

In 2015 Pang Chung, former secretary general of the Hong Kong Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (SF&OC) who is still an adviser to the body, stated that the 2023 Youth Olympics would be perfect for Hong Kong. He said that the 2009 East Asian Games showed the city can stage successful games and added: "If China wins the hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympics, we can also strengthen the impact of sport in the region by hosting the Youth Olympics the following year". Hong Kong has bid for the 2006 Asian Games and failed to become a candidate for the 2022 Asian Games after lawmakers voted it down in 2010.[4]

The Board of Aldermen of Rotterdam will do a feasibility study to see if the city should bid for the 2023 Youth Olympic Games. André Bolhuis, President of the Netherlands Olympic Committee said, "we are pleased to have such an enthusiastic partner for this beautiful event as Rotterdam." Rotterdam bid for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics but failed to become a candidate.[5]

Die Linke party along with the Ecological Democratic Party (ODP) in Germany wrote a letter to Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter on February 2016 urging to investigate a possible bid for the Youth Olympic Games.[6]

Canceled bids

In April 2016 the Monterrey City Olympic Foundation announced that the Mexican city will not be bidding for the 2023 Youth Olympic Games as had been originally planned. Monterrey bid for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics and 2018 but both times the Mexican Olympic Committee chose Guadalajara as a candidate.[7]


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Preceded by
Buenos Aires
Summer Youth Olympic Games

Succeeded by

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