BUENOS AIRES TO HOST 2018 YOUTH OLYMPICS

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LAUSANNE: Buenos Aires won the right to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games after a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The Argentinian capital – which will also host the prestigious IOC Session in September where a new president and the 2020 Summer Games host will be elected – beat Colombian city Medellin in a second round of voting. The seriousness of Medellin’s campaign was summed up by the presence of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos appearing at the presentation and giving a powerful speech about what hosting the Games would mean to the country.

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