Medellín 2018

Medellín 2018

When we decided to take upon the enormous challenge of submitting Medellin’s name to become an Olympic capital and host the 2018 YOG, we were fully aware of the difficulties we would face but we were also aware of the great potential behind our aspirations.        


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Medellín Congratulates Buenos Aires On Selection as Host City for the 2018 YOG and Reaffirms its Commitment to Sport for Social Good

Medellín Congratulates Buenos Aires On Selection as Host City for the 2018 YOG and Reaffirms its Commitment to Sport for Social Good

Following the decision of the IOC to award the 2018 YOG to Buenos Aires, Mayor Aníbal Gaviria Correa and the entire Medellín 2018 bid team congratulated the new host city and reaffirmed Medellín’s commitment to Olympism and sharing its story of transformation through sport.      


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 Colombian President Santos to Lead Medellín 2018 Delegation for Youth Olympic Games Presentation to IOC

Colombian President Santos to Lead Medellín 2018 Delegation for Youth Olympic Games Presentation to IOC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will express the full support of his country for the YOG by leading the Medellín 2018 bid delegation in its official presentation to the IOC on 4 July 2013.        


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Colombia’s Largest Bank Partners with Medellín 2018 Bid to Bring Youth Olympic Games Home to Colombia

Colombia’s Largest Bank Partners with Medellín 2018 Bid to Bring Youth Olympic Games Home to Colombia

Bancolombia – the largest commercial bank in Colombia and one of the most important in Latin America – has partnered with Medellín 2018 to show its full support of the city’s Youth Olympic Games bid.      


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Medellín 2018 YOG Bid Ambassador Mariana Pajón Proves the “Medellín Miracle” is Paved in Olympic Gold

Medellín 2018 YOG Bid Ambassador Mariana Pajón Proves the “Medellín Miracle” is Paved in Olympic Gold

Colombia’s Mariana Pajón brought home the second Olympic Gold Medal in the country’s history when she won the BMX competition at last year’s London 2012 Olympic Games -- and become an instant cultural icon.       


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