During the IOC Session in Buenos Aires it was decided that the 134th IOC Session will be held in Lausanne instead of Milan. At this session the host of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games will be chosen. The election cannot be held in a country which has a candidate for the Games.
Dakar (Senegal) will host the fourth edition of the Youth Olympic Games. Today, the proposal of the IOC Executive Board was approved by the IOC Session. Senegal will be the first African country to ever host an Olympic event.
You can read the press release by the International Olympic Committee below;
THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2022 (YOG) WILL BE HELD IN DAKAR, SENEGAL. THE DECISION WAS UNANIMOUSLY TAKEN TODAY BY A SHOW OF HANDS FROM THE FULL INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MEMBERSHIP DURING THE IOC SESSION IN BUENOS AIRES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES WILL BE ORGANISED IN AFRICA.
Four African countries* were in the running and, after thorough analysis, the Evaluation Commission and the Executive Board determined that Dakar, Senegal, presented the best value proposition and the greatest opportunities at this moment in time.
Dakar 2022 presented a visionary, ambitious and technically sound YOG project that addresses the long-term aims of the country.
Senegal has a large youth population and views the YOG as a catalyst for engaging young people and developing the country’s sport and youth policy.
Significant investments are already being made toward youth and sport as part of the country’s overarching framework “Plan Sénégal émergent”, which sets out the President’s vision to 2035.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Africa is united behind Senegal to host the Youth Olympic Games 2022. With a young population and a passion for sport, it is time for Africa, it is time for Senegal.”
The competitions and activities will be held across three cities, showing the many facets of Senegal: the historic capital of Dakar; the new city of Diamniadio; and the natural beauty of Saly on the coast.
The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, who made the journey to Buenos Aires for the historic IOC decision said: “Senegal and its young people are proud of the honour you have bestowed upon us, in entrusting the organisation of the Youth Olympic Games 2022 to our country.
“In fact, it is the whole of Africa, the birthplace of humankind through its history and the youngest continent through its demographics, which will welcome the young athletes of the world in 2022.”
Considering the unifying power of the Games, the IOC is pleased to count on the four parties, who have all endorsed the decision of the IOC and pledged full support to the selected host.
The decision took place during the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games, currently taking place in Buenos Aires from 6 to 18 October.
* Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia
Monday 8 October
|9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||• IOC President’s report
• Buenos Aires 2018 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mrs Lingwei
• Lausanne 2020 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mrs Bartekova
• 4 th Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022 – Election of the Host
|1:30 – 4.20 p.m.||• PyeongChang 2018 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mrs Lindberg
• Tokyo 2020 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mr Coates
• Beijing 2022 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mr Samaranch
• Paris 2024 – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mr Beckers
• Los Angeles – Report by the Organising Committee and Chair of the Coordination Commission, Mr Baumann
• Olympic Agenda 2020
|4.45 p.m.||Press briefing with the IOC President’s Spokesman, Mark Adams|
Tuesday 9 October
|9 a.m. – 1 p.m.||• IOC Members Elections
• Olympism in Action Forum Debrief
|2 – 5.30 p.m.||Activities of the IOC administration
• International Council of Arbitration for Sport
• Amendments to the Olympic Charter
• Proposals from members – New IOC Headquarters Inauguration – IOC Session in 2019
• Olympic Winter Games 2026
• IOC Refugee programme
|6.30 p.m.||IOC President’s Press Conference|
Source: The International Olympic Committee. All times are local and subject to change.