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II Summer Youth Olympic Games
II Summer Youth Olympic Games

Nanjing 2014 Bid logo
Host city People's Republic of China Nanjing
Nations participating 170 (estimated)
Athletes participating 3,500 (estimated)
Events 184 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony August 16
Closing ceremony August 28
Stadium Stadium of the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center

The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as II Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the second of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games from 16 to 28 August 2014, during the XXX Olympiad. The Games will be held in Nanjing, in a decision announced on 10 February 2010 after voting by IOC members at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.


Bidding results

Nanjing Olympic Sports Center
  • April 2009 — NOCs to inform the IOC of the name of a YOG Candidate City. (This was changed from February 2009 after several NOCs asked for more preparation time)[1]
  • September 2009 — Submission of the YOG Candidature File, YOG Guarantees File, photographic files and Undertaking
  • December 2009 — Short-list of YOG Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board
  • February 2010 — Election and announcement of the Host City of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver (before the 2010 Winter Olympics)[2]

The 2014 host city was elected during the 2010 IOC session in Vancouver, prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

This was the first election of a Youth Olympic Games host city held in an IOC Session. The elections for the host cities of the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and 2012 Winter Youth Olympics were done through postal votes by IOC members.

2014 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
City NOC Name Votes
Nanjing  China 47
Poznań  Poland 42

Candidate Cities

China bid for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics with the city of Nanjing.[1] Nanjing is located in East Central China along the Yangtze River. The IOC noted Nanjing had "the least risk" of the applicant cities.

Poznań bid for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games which went to Singapore.[3]

On January 8, 2010, the International Olympic Committee released their report on the Evaluation Commission for the Second Youth Olympic Games.[4]

Withdrawn bids

Guadalajara was chosen over Monterrey by the Mexican Olympic Committee(Comité Olímpico Mexicano) as the national applicant city for the 2014 Youth Olympics. Guadalajara will host the 2011 Pan American Games.[1] Guadalajara has officially withdrawn the bid on 22nd Jan 2010,[2] two weeks after the release of the IOC evaluation commission's report.[5] and less than 3 weeks before the final vote in Vancouver.

Cities indicating interest, but did not bid

Belgrade showed initial interest in bidding for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, going so far to attend the initial workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland at the IOC headquarters. However, the city withdrew, declaring an intention to bid for the second edition instead.[6]

Jakarta had been confirmed, but ultimately did not bid.

Moscow was the finalist along with eventual winner Singapore in the contest for the 2010 YOG. Moscow declared it would bid for future editions,[7] but did not bid for this edition.

Rabat the capital of Morocco is planing to bid for the youth olympics games 2014

Citing the experience it will have gained in hosting the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi has declared the intention to bid for the 2014 Games, as well as possibly the 2020 edition of the regular Games.[8].

Rouen 2014 youth olympics bid.jpg

Three French cities had expressed interest in bidding for the Games. The French NOC decided in October 2008 to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics with Annecy instead. [9]


Students of the universities of Monterrey supported hosting the Games. The MOC passed over Monterrey in favor of Guadalajara, which will have valuable infrastructure from hosting the 2011 Pan American Games. The Monterrey 2014 Foundation declared it would bid for 2018 if Guadalajara loses this bid. [10]


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Summer Youth Olympic Games
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