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So Athens has officially thrown their hat into the ring for their chance to host the first Youth Summer Olympic Games. However as of the last few days there have been major fires ravaging all of Greece. what kind of effect do we think this will have on the bid?

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the wild fires would not have such a drastic effect of their bid. I do hope that by the time that the bidding process gets rolling that the fire has already been put out.

Athens would be a very special host to the first Youth Olympiad. Spiritually that is. I don't really need to explain it, but the nostalgia of Hellas hosting the first of this IOC santioned event plays heavily on Athens' side.

Though I would want to see Singapore step up as hosts, the absence of a completed Sports Hub by 2010, is a big question. They should just go for 2014. After the SEA GAmes in 2011 or 2013, and the Youth Olympiad in 2014, they could gun for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Should they be succesful, they could go for the Summer Olympiad by 2020 or 2024.

Algiers would be nice, but not yet. They have shown a lot of interest in hosting a high-profile event that they should really be considered for something like this.

Moscow and Torino, Maybe.

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