The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received the Candidature Files of five Candidate Cities bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Medellin and Rotterdam all delivered their files by the deadline.
An IOC Working Group, chaired by IOC member Claudia Bokel, will now analyse the Candidature Files and prepare a report that will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board.
On the basis of this report, the IOC Executive Board will decide which Cities shall be short-listed for further evaluation at its meeting in Lausanne on February 12th-13th 2013.
Following further assessment and video conferences with the short-listed Candidate Cities, a report shall be submitted to the IOC members, who will then elect the host city at their meeting in Lausanne on July 4th 2013.
The IOC will not release the Candidature Files, but has informed the Candidate Cities they can make their Files public and post them on their websites if they so wish.