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Nanjing, China Elected To Host 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

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image Nanjing defeats Poznan by a 47-42 vote to win 2014 Youth Olympic Games

At its 122nd Session in Vancouver Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Nanjing, China to host the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014.

Poznan Poland, the only other candidate in the race, was defeated by a vote of 47-42.  Last month Guadalajara, Mexico dropped out of the race.

The first Youth Olympic Games will be held August this year in Singapore, and the first Winter edition will be held in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012.

The Youth Olympic Games, designed for athletes aged 14-18 years, is a concept championed by IOC President Jacques Rogge as a means to move young people from their screens to playing fields.

Keep watching GamesBids.com for more news as it develops.

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Youth Summer 2014 Summary
Bid Status: Nanjing, China was elected
Bid Date: February 10, 2010.
Bid Location: Vancouver
Description: Nanjing China was elected over Poznan Poland. Guadalajara Mexico withdrew.
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