The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid Committee left Argentina Friday for International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, and will deliver its Candidature File to the IOC on Monday.
Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentine National Olympic Committee said, “today marks an exciting milestone for Buenos Aires’ bid for the Youth Olympic Games. A great deal of work has gone into compiling our Candidature File and we are delighted to now showcase to the IOC our unique vision for the YOG and our exciting Games Plan.
“It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic young Olympic fans here today to celebrate this moment. One fifth of Argentina’s population is under the age of 18 – we are youthful, confident and energetic country. With Buenos Aires’ vibrancy and dynamic culture we can now help energize the youth of the world by hosting the YOG in 2018.
Mauricio Macri, Mayor of Buenos Aires, added, “as a major international capital city, Buenos Aires is a significant economic and commercial hub that can uniquely help the Youth Olympic Games develop and have a long-term sustainable future.”
“Young people are the heartbeat of Buenos Aires city and we can encourage the youth around the world to embrace the Olympic ideals by communicating with them in a language they understand.
“The youth of Buenos Aires are passionately in tune with the digital world and our city possesses world-class technology capabilities. By harnessing the power of digital media, Buenos Aires 2018 will enthuse and motivate young people – helping them to create and share their own enriching online and offline experiences, connect with their peers and take part in new global sporting conversations”.