Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a show of support for Medellin’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid, visited the studio Tuesday that was being prepared to host the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission video conference on Wednesday.
President Santos told the Medellin 2018 bid team, “I came here to thank, on behalf of the Colombian people, every single person working so hard in this process to earn the right to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. I want to wish you the best of luck and reiterate my full support as the President of Colombia and also the support of the whole Colombian government. The Youth Olympic Games will be very important for Medellin and very important for Colombia”.
The studio is situated within the Plaza Mayor Convention Centre, the proposed site for the Main Media Centre as well as several sport venues, cultural and education activities during the Games.
Santos added, “Medellin has already demonstrated through hosting other events the power of its people and the passion with which they work every day and how they make things happen. I hope you make this happen and we can win the right to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. Again, best of luck and you have my full support”.