City in Olympic Games bid

Glasgow City Chambers.
Glasgow City Chambers.

GLASGOW has formally expressed an interest in being considered a candidate city for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games if the British Olympics Committee decide to go ahead with a bid from the UK.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow city council, said: “Our submission for the Youth Olympic Games is a strong one, reinforcing our credentials as hosts of world-class sporting events and underlining our continuing determination to ensure Glasgow has an enduring legacy which will benefit the city for generations to come.

“Glasgow is one of the world’s great sporting cities which will play host to Olympic events in the summer of 2012, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the World Artisitic Gymnastics in 2015 alongside our annual programme of top international meetings in sports such as athletics and gymnastics.

“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will soon show a global audience what we can do in terms of hosting one of the world’s biggest celebrations of sport, and winning the right to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games would be another outstanding achievement for the city”.