The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially launched the bidding process to host the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. A letter was sent out to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) informing them of the procedure and documentation available for cities interested in bidding for the Games.
The letter to the NOCs is accompanied by the Summer Youth Olympic Games General Presentation and Candidature Procedure & Questionnaire. Both documents are available on www.olympic.org.
The schedule for the election of the Host City of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 is as follows:
- 2 February 2009: Deadline for the submission of candidatures
- July 2009: Submission of YOG Candidature File and other documents
- October 2009: Short-list of YOG Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board December 2009 - January 2010: Evaluation Commission report and recommendation by the IOC Executive Board of YOG finalist Candidate Cities to be submitted to the IOC session for election as Host City
- February 2010: Election and announcement of the Host City of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver
The Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 age group 14 to 18 - will bring together approximately 3,500 athletes and 1,100 team officials. The sports program will be chosen from the Summer Olympic Games 2016 sports’ program, with a limited number of disciplines and events by sport which are of particular interest to the younger generation.
The Youth Olympic Games aim to:
- Bring together talented athletes from around the world to participate in high-level competitions
- Educate young athletes at the Youth Olympic Games on the importance of sport for their health and their social integration, and inform them through educational activities about the dangers linked to sport, such as doping, training to excess and/or inactivity
- Communicate the Olympic values and the spirit and message of the Youth Olympic Games worldwide, using modern communication channels.