YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Torch Tour

Press release by Buenos Aires 2018;

Lighting up the world from Argentina with the Youth Olympic flame
The flame will cover more than 10,000 kilometres and 16 cities, in addition to iconic Argentine geography.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Torch Tour will highlight cultural and geographical diversity while it travels through the northwest, northeast, Cuyo, Pampa, and Patagonia regions.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic flame will travel across Argentina from August to September, taking the Olympic spirit to every corner of the country.

The flame will be lit in a ceremony in Greece to mark the start of the torch relay for the third summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games. During its journey through the South American country the flame will travel through five Argentine regions while lighting up the whole planet.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Torch Tour will highlight cultural and geographical diversity while it travels through the northwest, northeast, Cuyo, Pampa, and Patagonia regions.

The flame will cover more than 10,000 kilometres and 16 cities, in addition to iconic Argentine geography.

In the same spirit, the concept of the Buenos Aires Torch Tour is based on the desire for the Games to be a space for diversity, multiculturalism and the common good.

Three fires emerge from the seed to create the Olympic flame, representing the three Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence.

The overlap of the three shapes include five tones to reflect the five Argentine regions of the torch relay, the five continents and the five Olympic rings.

The precise dates and details of the Youth Olympic Torch Tour as well as the relay runner selection process will be announced soon.

The Olympic flame dates back to Ancient Greece, where the first Olympic Games were organized. The Ancient Greeks viewed fire as a divine element and flames were kept burning in their main temples. To ensure its purity, the Olympic flame was ignited using the heat from the sun and a special kind of mirror that concentrated the sun’s ray into a single point.

This tradition continues today. The Hellenic Olympic Committee organises a ritual where an actress portraying a high priestess uses the flame to ignite the torch for the first torch bearer.

From Athens to the host city, the Organising Committee oversees the flame, choosing the route and theme to reflect the culture and vision of the host country.

 

Emblem

Image: Buenos Aires 2018

 

Video

YOG – Host Selection 2022; Host Selection Process Africa 2022 launched

Publication: 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022 – Host Selection Process

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Key dates (source: IOC)

Dialogue Phase
May 2018 Feasibility report to IOC Executive Board (by IOC)
July 2018 IOC issues invitation(s) to become candidate country
Candidature Phase
September 2018 Evaluation Commission report
8-9 October 2018 Election of the Host at the IOC Session and signature of the Host Contract

 

Read more

Website The International Olympic Committee

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Youth Olympic Village: Design & Webcam Construction

The construction of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village (“Vortex”) on the campus of the Université de Lausanne has started. You can read more about the concept behind the design in this presentation.

After the Youth Olympic Games, the building will be used as student accommodation for 1,000 students.

 

Project details

  • Architect: Dürig AG (website)
  • Client: Retraites Populaires & SiPAL Canton de Vaud
  • Landscape Design: Vulkan Studio, Zürich

 

Youth Olympic Village facts & figures

  • 1,600 beds
  • 630 Rooms
  • 475 Studios
  • 50 Apartments
  • Courtyard: 7,800 m2
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Legacy: Student accommodation

 

Webcam construction

You can watch the progress of construction on this page.

 

Images

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Location

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Video shows 4 parks concept

We are presenting our innovative Park concept

#BuenosAires2018 will have 4 parks: Urban Park, Green Park, Tecnópolis Park, and the Youth Olympic Park that will include the Youth Olympic Village and the Youth Olympic Center Watch this video to find out all the activities you’ll be able to enjoy!

The City of Buenos Aires is getting ready on the #RoadtoBuenosAires2018, get ready you too!

Video: Buenos Aires 2018 on YouTube

 

Update:

Take a look at the Youth Olympic Center progress, This is one of the venues included in the Youth Olympic Park in which next year you will be able to enjoy some of the 32 sports of our Programme.

Video: Buenos Aires 2018 on YouTube