Bidding Process For 2014 Summer Youth Games Begins

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has written to all of the 205 national Olympic committees asking for nominations for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games. The initial deadline for submissions is February, while official bids must be entered by next July, reports the Associated Press.

The IOC’s executive board will select a shortlist in October and IOC members will vote on the host city for the 2014 Youth Games during the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in February 2010.

According to the Associated Press the event is scheduled to take place over 12 days with up to 3,500 athletes ages 14-18 competing in as many of the 26 official Olympic summer sports as possible.

Meanwhile the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be announced at IOC headquarters next week. Innsbruck Austria and Kuopio Finland are the final two candidates competing.