Bids for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

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Bids for the
2014 (2014) Summer Youth Olympics
XXII Olympic Winter Games
Nanjing 2014 Candidate Logo.png
Poznań · Guadalajara
Committee IOC
Missing location of the bidding cities.
Location of the bidding cities
Important dates
Bid 2 February 2009
Shortlist 15 December 2009
Decision 10 February 2010
Winner Nanjing (47 votes)
Runner-up Poznań (42 votes)

The bidding for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games began on 2 February 2009, with cities presented their candidature files. In the competition to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2014, the IOC list three cities in December 2009 (Nanjing, Poznań, and Guadalajara). Guadalajara officially withdrew the bid on 22 January 2010, two weeks after the release of the IOC evaluation commission's report and less than three weeks before the final vote in Vancouver.

In January 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland the IOC reported that Nanjing was the highest rated city in the evaluation report, follow by Poznań and lastly Guadalajara.[1] Nanjing was announced as the host city on 10 February 2010 after a tally of the voters in the IOC Session.[2]


Cities interested in hosting the games had to have their applications confirmed by their respective National Olympic Committees and submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by September 2009. On October, three cities were confirmed as official candidates by the Committee. The evaluation committee began the evaluation in November. On January 8, 2010, the International Olympic Committee released their report on the Evaluation Commission for the Second Youth Olympic Games.[3] The 2014 host city was elected during the 2010 IOC session in Vancouver, prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics. This was the first election of a Youth Olympic Games host city held in an IOC Session. The elections for the host cities of the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and 2012 Winter Youth Olympics were done through postal votes by IOC members.

2014 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
City NOC Name Votes
Nanjing  China 47
Poznań  Poland 42

Evaluation of candidate cities[edit]

Candidate cities comparison[edit]

2014 Candidate Cities
Category Details Guadalajara
Population City 1,564,514 (2009) 8,004,680 (2010) 551,627 (2010)
Country (2010) 112,336,538 1,339,724,852 38,186,860
Bid budget (million US$) Total 82.745 117.133 64.740
Guaranteed subsidy 65% 72.5% 68%
Estimated sponsorship 9% 9% 7.7%
Main airport Name GDL NKG POZ
Distance (km) 21 35 12.6
Capacity (million) 7 12 1.5
Handled (2010) 6,953,900 12,530,515 1,419,121
Venues Total 22 25 22
Completed 13 21 17
Temporary 4 3 2
Travel time (mins) ~30 ~30 ~30
Olympic village Distance (km) 21 35 13
Beds 5,115 5,187 5,120
Accommodation Total rooms 1,645 3,995 2,668

Candidate Cities[edit]

Nanjing, China
Poznań, Poland

China bid for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics with the city of Nanjing.[4] Nanjing is located in East Central China along the Yangtze River. The IOC noted Nanjing had "the least risk" of the applicant cities.

Poznań bid for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games which went to Singapore.[5]

Withdrawn candidate[edit]

Guadalajara was chosen over Monterrey by the Mexican Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Mexicano) as the national applicant city for the 2014 Youth Olympics. Guadalajara hosted the 2011 Pan American Games. Guadalajara officially withdrew the bid on 22 January 2010, two weeks after the release of the IOC evaluation commission's report and less than three weeks before the final vote in Vancouver.[6][7]

Cities indicating interest, but did not bid[edit]

Belgrade showed initial interest in bidding for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, going so far to attend the initial workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland at the IOC headquarters. However, the city withdrew, declaring an intention to bid for the second edition instead.[8]

Jakarta had been confirmed, but ultimately did not bid.[9]

Moscow was the finalist along with eventual winner Singapore in the contest for the 2010 YOG. Moscow declared it would bid for future editions,[10] but did not bid for this edition.

Rabat, the capital and second largest city in Morocco was planning to bid for the Youth Olympic Games 2014 but didn't.

Citing the experience it will have gained in hosting the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi has declared the intention to bid for the 2014 Games, as well as possibly the 2020 edition of the regular Games.[11]

Rouen 2014 youth olympics bid.jpg

Three French cities had expressed interest in bidding for the Games. The French NOC decided in October 2008 to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics with Annecy instead.[12]

Students of the universities of Monterrey supported hosting the Games. The MOC passed over Monterrey in favor of Guadalajara, which will have valuable infrastructure from hosting the 2011 Pan American Games. The Monterrey 2014 Foundation declared it would bid for 2018 if Guadalajara loses this bid.[13]


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Host city[edit]

Out of the race cities[edit]

IOC reports[edit]