Glasgow Great Britain's Candidate For 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Glasgow, host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is Great Britain’s candidate in its bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) confirmed Wednesday they will formally submit a bid from Glasgow.

BOA Chairman Colin Moynihan said, “we believe that hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games would present an outstanding and unique opportunity to further expand the legacy of the London 2012 Games.

“Among the many attributes that Glasgow has to offer the Olympic Movement is the fact that, as host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a great deal of the required infrastructure will already be in place.

“Glasgow also has outstanding leadership, a strong dedication to sport, and will benefit greatly from the experience of hosting a major international multi-sport competition in 2014”.

The candidature file will be delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in October, a shortlist will be announced in January 2013, and the host city of the 2018 Youth Games will be announced in the summer of 2013.