Top Olympic Bid Stories of 2008: Singapore and Innsbruck Win First Bids For Youth Olympic Games
Continuing GamesBids.com's first ever Top Ten Olympic bid Stories list for 2008 we look at a different kind of Olympic bid that debuted this year. Bids for the new Youth Olympic Games have added a whole new dynamic to the geopolitics behind cities that are determined to become and "Olympic City".
#10 – Chicago fights for control of key domain name
#9 – Birmingham, Alabama bids for the Olympics – we think
#8 – Durban to bid for 2018 Olympics?
#7 - PyeongChang gets ready to bid for 2018 Olympic Games
#5 - Singapore Awarded First Youth Olympic Games in 2010
On February 24, 2008 – Singapore was elected to host the inaugural edition by defeating Moscow by a vote of 53 to 44 among IOC members who participated with postal ballots. Singapore will host the Games from August 14 to 26, 2010.
#6 - Innsbruck, Austria Awarded First Youth Winter Olympic Games in 2012
Immediately following, the bid process for the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games was launched. A short list of four candidates included Innsbruck Austria, Kuopio Finland, Lillehammer Norway and Harbin China.
Eventually the list was narrowed down to just Innsbruck – the experienced former host of two Olympic Winter Games; and Kuopio – the smaller and less experienced University town that has the energy and motivation of youth, a model the IOC would be interested in.
However, on December 12, IOC members voted overwhelmingly (84-15) for Innsbruck to host the Games.
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