For the second year, GamesBids.com is releasing our list of Top Ten Olympic Bid Stories for 2009. These stories, from the mainstream to the obscure, impacted the course of Olympic bids and formed an interesting plotline for 2009.
#6 Three Cities in the Running for Second Youth Olympic Games in 2014.
On April 2nd the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed that three cities had submitted bids for the second Youth Olympic Games to be held in 2014. Guadalajara Mexico, Nanjing China, and Poznan Poland had entered applications before the deadline.
All three were also accepted to the final shortlist in December. The winner will be elected on February 10 just prior to the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Singapore is preparing to host the first ever Youth Olympic Games in August 2010.
Watch for story #5 later.
#7 – Social Media Becomes Critical Tool In Olympic Bidding
#8 – Too Many Cheesy Bidders In Italy
#9 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki Propose Joint Bid for 2020 Olympic Games
#10 – The Maldives to bid for the 2024 Olympics
A senior producer and award-winning journalist covering Olympic bid business as founder of GamesBids.com as well as providing freelance support for print and Web publications around the world. Robert Livingstone is a member of the Olympic Journalists Association and the International Society of Olympic Historians.