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I wouldn't say a bad idea, no, but the IOC has to be careful to make sure that it does not grow massively like the senior Games have done.

Agreed. I think the IOC will need to set specific rules about wanting to bid for either the Youth or the Senior versions of it. What they may be: it is really up to them.

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I wouldn't necessarily stop nations from bidding for both, but just keep a tight rein on the Youth Games so that it is maintained as an event that smaller cities mostly bid for.

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Well, Singapore PM just stated that 2010 might be too early for Singapore to host the YOG (see link to Channelnews Asia)

Singapore not ready for 2010

The field of candidates seem to be quite small (not that surprising since after all, the Games are to be organized in three years time).

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This, presumably, is the Singapore backs away moment that others have described.

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This, presumably, is the Singapore backs away moment that others have described.

That's Singapore alright _ the true "runaway bride" syndrome. Express imnterest in bidding, and then back away when the going starts to get serious.

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That's Singapore alright _ the true "runaway bride" syndrome. Express imnterest in bidding, and then back away when the going starts to get serious.

And, it is ranked with the likes of Hong Kong and others like it as "a 'second-tier' alpha world city?" :rolleyes: Makes me wonder what is really making them fear about hosting an event, like this one. Is it perhaps the city's current regulations are second-guessing their chances?

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And, it is ranked with the likes of Hong Kong and others like it as "a 'second-tier' alpha world city?" :rolleyes: Makes me wonder what is really making them fear about hosting an event, like this one. Is it perhaps the city's current regulations are second-guessing their chances?

I think it's more that their number one priority is making money, and they're confident enough in their national identity and internatiopnal stature that they don't need the Olympic or Commonwealth circuses to vindicate their self esteem.

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I think it's more that their number one priority is making money, and they're confident enough in their national identity and internatiopnal stature that they don't need the Olympic or Commonwealth circuses to vindicate their self esteem.

Yeah, but thanks to Beijing 2008, Hong Kong SAR will have, at least, one Olympic event coming their way. Also, I should have known better about that. I know of a family and a family friend that lives and works in Singapore. What a culture of making money for sure there.

Anyway, do you think India will get its chance to host a Youth Olympic Games?

2010 Youth Olympics kindle India’s hope

Press Trust of India

NEW DELHI, July 15: International Olympic Committee’s decision to launch the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 has been received with optimism by Indian authorities, who are already planning to bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

India, who dropped the idea of bidding for 2016 Olympic Games after their 2014 Asian Games bid failed in Kuwait, feel hosting the second edition of Youth Games in 2014 would be “a stepping stone” in their efforts to grab the rights for the 2020 Games.

IOC president Mr Jacques Rogge proposed at a recent meeting in Guatemala City that Youth Olympic Games were required to get the increasing number of “couch potatoes” on to the track or in the swimming pool.

It is believed that the IOC would use the Youth Olympics as an opportunity to give hosting rights to cities that missed out on the Olympics themselves.

The Games would be staged for participants aged between 12 to 18 years and selection would be done in countries which would not have to build any new infrastructure.

Indian Olympic Association president Mr Suresh Kalmadi said bidding for the inaugural event was out of question, but he would discuss the possibilities for having the second edition in their next General Body meeting.

“Since we are hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2010, we cannot stage the Youth Olympics in the same year.

“But, since we are planning to bid for 2020 Olympic Games it would be good for us to have the 2014 Games as a stepping stone.”

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I think a lot of cities will latch on to the idea of using the Youth Games as a "stepping stone" to the summer and winter games. But, of course, not all of them are going to succeed. It'll be interesting to see how the Youth Games figure in our calculations of the chances of future bidders for the main Summer and Winter games, but I suspect it will have less of an influence than we think.

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I think a lot of cities will latch on to the idea of using the Youth Games as a "stepping stone" to the summer and winter games. But, of course, not all of them are going to succeed. It'll be interesting to see how the Youth Games figure in our calculations of the chances of future bidders for the main Summer and Winter games, but I suspect it will have less of an influence than we think.

I agree with that big time. I have heard stories of cities wanting to use other Games, like the Universiade, World Games, and a bunch of others (like the ones being played out right now) about this subject all the time. And, how does the IOC respond to that more times than naught?

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Yeah, but thanks to Beijing 2008, Hong Kong SAR will have, at least, one Olympic event coming their way. Also, I should have known better about that. I know of a family and a family friend that lives and works in Singapore. What a culture of making money for sure there.

Couldn't agree more ! People want the 5 Cs

Car

Condominum

Club membership

Credit card

Career

If you ask me , this youth olympics bid is just another crazy project to raise Singapore's standing in the world after the F1 , Singapore Flyer , Universal Studios Singapore , Las Vegas Sands casino , the Sports hub , the 2005 IOC session , the 2006 IMF & World bank meeting & the new downtown . <_<

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I think a lot of cities will latch on to the idea of using the Youth Games as a "stepping stone" to the summer and winter games. But, of course, not all of them are going to succeed. It'll be interesting to see how the Youth Games figure in our calculations of the chances of future bidders for the main Summer and Winter games, but I suspect it will have less of an influence than we think.

Dead right, unless it is allowed to grow excessively.

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tomorrow torino is going to present to the CONI it's bid for the youth olympic games 2010.

if the italian olympic committee will accept it, Torino will officially candidate and enter the YOGs race.

http://rassegnastampa.comune.torino.it/ora...07/63002850.pdf

With the most recent Olympic winter-caliber venues right now, it would really boost the resume of Torino for sure. However, what events that will be in the WINTER Youth Olympic Games is still in the air, right?

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Turin will bid for the Youth Summer Olympics? Weird...

I am surprised that you are questioning that. Didn't you know that Sofia, Bulgaria, and Torino, Italy, share a unique distinction with the Universiades? These two cities hosted BOTH Summer AND Winter Universiades in their histories.

So, do not be surprised, if Torino gets to host either Youth Olympic Games.

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Turin will bid for the Youth Summer Olympics? Weird...

why?

don't you know Torino is maybe one of the few cities in the world that could host WOGs and SOGs?

and that it's considered a sort of sport's capital in Italy?

almost every venue is already built, Oval, PalaIsozaki, etc are already there from 2006Wogs and they can be used for every sport. There's plenty of stadia for football. There's a river and lakes around for rowing or kayaking...

As the IOC wants there'll be nothing to be built and it'll be very cheap.

GO TORINO!!!!

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The bidding procedure was supposed to start in July but I haven't heard anything concrete so far. No news of NOCs receiving invitations to submit applications, unconfirmed bids for 2010 (unlike India for 2014). From November to December, there will already be visits to shortlisted cities, so we'll probably hear about official applicants by end of August, early September?

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My doubts are answered:

IOC bidding process for Youth Olympic Games

10 August 2007

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) communicated the bidding process for hosting the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. A letter was sent out to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) informing them of the information available for the cities interested in bidding for the Games.

The letter to the NOCs is accompanied by the Youth Olympic Games brochure - an updated presentation brochure on the Youth Olympic Games – and the Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire. On this basis, the NOCs can have a preliminary feasibility check before they develop a fully-fledged candidature file.

To download the Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010, please click here

To download the Youth Olympic Games Brochure, please click here.

Link: IOC bidding process for Youth Olympic Games

Deadlines:

2007

  • July 5 --- Concept approved at IOC session in Guatemala - nominations open
  • August 31 --- Deadline for NOC's to confirm names of interested cities.
  • October 26 --- Cities to submit their candidature file.
  • November 12 --- Selection of candidate cities by expert panel.
  • December 3-18 --- IOC evaluation visits to shortlisted candidates - arranged by IOC.

2008

  • End of January --- Evaluation Committee submits report to IOC executive board.
  • February --- IOC Executive Board chooses cities to appear on voting ballot.
  • Mid February --- Election by IOC members through secret postal ballot.
  • End of February --- Announcement of winner.

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A very interesting rule: the IOC will not allow candidate cities to create bid logos.

But as the candidature procedure file suggests that "they may adopt the existing emblem of their city and use it together with the existing emblem of their NOC".

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Head Appointed For Youth Olympic Games

Posted 2:30 pm ET (GamesBids.com)

The Associated Press reports that Essar Gabriel, French sports administrator and consultant, has been appointed head of the Youth Olympic Games. Gabriel begins work with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sept. 1 and will report to Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games.

Gabriel was director general of the world track and field championships in Paris in 2003 and chief operating officer of Paris’ failed 2012 Summer Olympic Games bid. He leaves his post as a consultant on Tokyo’s bid for the 2016 Summer Games.

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Hurrey,

Work with Essar on Paris 2003 (was team Canada Attaché).

He is great and very interesting guy.

Best of luck to him.

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The Olympics are getting to big and costs are getting out control only rich cities can host the Olympics and now the IOC wants to put together the Youth Olympic Games. Doesn't the IOC Prez at the closing of the games say " I call upon the youth of the world" for the next games.

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