List of bids for the Youth Olympics
The Youth Olympics are a multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) every two years, alternating between Summer Youth Olympics and Winter Youth Olympics. Selection of the host city is done by postal voting by the members of the IOC four to five years prior to the tournament, in which the IOC members vote between candidate cities which have submitted bids. Bids for the first four games have been made by 15 cities in 14 countries.
The bid process consists of two rounds. First, cities and national Olympic committees (NOCs) may show their interest and submit a preliminary bid, becoming applicant cities. Through analysis of the questionnaires, the IOC gave a weighted-average score to each city based on the scores obtained in each of the questionnaire's eleven themes: political and social support, general infrastructure, sports venues, Olympic Village, environment, accommodation, transport, security, past experience, finance, and legacy. IOC's Executive Committee then selects a short-list of candidate cities. The candidate cities are investigated by the IOC Evaluation Committee, who make an evaluation report. These submit a more extensive bid book and are subject to additional evaluation, which is presented to the IOC members. Voting occurs as an exhaustive ballot by mail, which may occur through multiple rounds until a single city holds a majority of the votes. IOC members from a candidate NOC may not vote in any round while their country remains in the election. The first two selections were done by postal votes; since the selection for the 2014 Games, voting has been done at an IOC Session.
Poznań and Lillehammer are the only two cities to have applied for two games: Poznań for the Summer Games and Lillehammer for the Winter Games. China is the only country to have applied for both Summer and Winter Games, with Harbin failing the 2012 Winter bid, while Nanjing succeeded at the 2014 Summer bid.
The following is a list of bids for the Summer Olympics, sorted by year. It consists of the year the games were held or scheduled to be held, the date the decision was made, the city and country which issued the bid, the votes for each voting round, and the ultimate host of the games. The bid listed first for each games is the one selected by the IOC. "SL" indicates that the city made the short-list, but withdrew before the voting took place.
|City||Country||Round 1||Round 2|
|2010||21 February 2008||Singapore||Singapore||53||Singapore|
|2012||12 December 2008||Innsbruck||Austria||84||Innsbruck|||
|2014||10 February 2010||Nanjing||China||47||Nanjing|||
|2016||7 December 2011||Lillehammer||Norway||—||Lillehammer|||
|2018||4 July 2013||Buenos Aires||Argentina||40||49||Buenos Aires|||
|2020||31 July 2015||Lausanne||Switzerland||71||Lausanne|||
The following is a list of bids submitted by city. It lists the national Olympic committee, the city, and the games for which failed and successful bid were submitted. A parenthesis indicates that the city was awarded the games without a bidding process. An asterix (*) indicates that the bid was not shortlisted.
|City||Country||Failed bids||Successful bids|
|Poznań||Poland||2010, 2014, 2018|
- ""Two Outstanding Candidatures" But Nanjing Wins 2014 Youth Games". GamesBids. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- "Innsbruck Elected To Host the Inagural Youth Olympic Winter Games In 2012". GamesBids. 12 December 2008. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- "One Bidder Makes Deadline For 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games". GamesBids. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- "Lausanne named Winter Youth Olympic Games host for 2020". International Olympic Committee. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.