Buenos Aires bids to host 2018 Youth Olympics

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INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) -- Buenos Aires has announced a bid to host the third Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018.

Argentine Olympic Committee President Gerardo Wertheim says "we believe that Buenos Aires would be an excellent host city for this exciting new addition to the Olympics sports calendar."

Wertheim handed over a letter confirming the bid to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on the opening day of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

Other cities to have announced their bid for the 2018 Youth Games include Monterrey, Mexico; Medellin, Colombia; Abuja, Nigeria; and Kaspiysk, Russia.

IOC will chose the host city in June 2013.