BOA confirm Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic bid
BRITISH Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan has revealed the opportunity to expand the London 2012 legacy was one of the chief motivations behind their Youth Olympic Games bid.
LONDON LEGACY: BOA chairman Colin Moynihan insists the lure of extending the reach of the 2012 Games was one of the chief motivations behind their 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid for Glasgow, confirmed on Wednesday
The BOA announced on Wednesday that it is proceeding with a bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with Glasgow the candidate city and will now formally submit its intention to bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by March 1.
With Glasgow possessing many of the required facilities from the 2014 Commonwealth Games Moynihan said: "We believe that hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games would present an outstanding and unique opportunity to further expand the legacy of the London 2012 Games.
"Among the many attributes that Glasgow has to offer the Olympic Movement is the fact that, as Host City of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a great deal of the required infrastructure will already be in place," said Moynihan.
"Glasgow also has outstanding leadership, a strong dedication to sport and will benefit greatly from the experience of hosting a major international multi-sport competition in 2014.
"The Youth Olympic Games have quickly established themselves as an important and inspirational event in the international sporting calendar. We know the bidding process will be highly competitive, but we are confident that in Glasgow we have an outstanding Candidate City."
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