Buenos Aires
Courtesy of: Fabian Minetti
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 4. IT only took one round of voting for the International Olympic Committee to decided that Buenos Aires would host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics according to Inside The Games.

In industry insider blog reported today that Buenos Aires knocked out competitors Medellin and Glasgow pretty handily, finishing voting with 49 votes.

Buenos Aires finally broke through with the IOC having previously attempted to host the Summer Games in 1936, 1956, 1968 and 2004.


"I am absolutely thrilled that the IOC has awarded the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to Buenos Aires," said Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentine Olympic Committee and a member of the IOC. "I am absolutely thrilled that the IOC has awarded the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to Buenos Aires. I would like to express my thanks to President Rogge and all the members of the IOC who have placed their trust in us and we will not let them down. We feel this is the right time for Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Olympic Movement to join together and advance the cause of Olympism among young people across the globe. Buenos Aires believes in the Youth Olympic Games, its values and principles, and the inspirational energy of sport to empower the youth. We are honoured to be chosen as host for the YOG in 2018 because we want the event to thrive and grow in the exciting years ahead."

Duncan Mackay of Inside The Games calls the decision an upset, stating that Medellin "had been seen as the front runner."