The team bidding to win the right to stage the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Glasgow has attended a key meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the invitation of the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC Workshop for YOG 2018 Candidate Cities was held on 11th and 12th April.
The bid team - a partnership between Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and the British Olympic Association - attended the workshop as it prepares to submit its candidature file to the IOC in October 2012.
The IOC will produce a shortlist of Candidate Cities in February 2013 before announcing the winning Host City in the summer of 2013.
Glasgow 2018 Bid Director Paul Bush said: "On behalf of all the partners in our bid, I would like to thank the IOC for what has been a hugely valuable process as we prepare Glasgow's bid.
"The IOC’s vision for the Youth Games as a dynamic forum to engage the youth of the world with the values of sport and the Olympic Movement is truly inspirational, and it has been exciting to hear from the IOC what they expect of a winning bid.
"It has also been a privilege to meet and engage with our colleagues from across the world who are also bidding to stage the event.
The inaugural Youth Olympic Games took place in Singapore in 2010, and the first winter YOG was held in Innsbruck earlier this year. The second editions are due to take place in Nanjing, China, in 2014, with the winter version being held in Lillehammer, Norway, in 2016.
The athletes will not only compete at the highest level of international youth sport, but will also take part in a Culture and Education programme, which is a core element of the Youth Olympic Games.
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