During the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes between 14 and 18 years from all over the world will show what they can: in 27 sports these athletes will compete for medals. Rotterdam has everything to host this sporting event. It is an energetic city, a city of architecture, experiments and sports. A city that seizes opportunities as they arise. And if there is any opportunity… it is the YOG in 2023!
Rotterdam wants to organize Youth Olympic Games 2023
Rotterdam wants to be a candidate for organizing the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2023. During these games young athletes from around the world will show what they have to offer in sports. The municipality considers the YOG as an opportunity for Rotterdam and the Netherlands. The Ministry of Health, the NOC*NSF and other agencies support this view. Currently a feasibility study is being held, after which a final decision will be made.
Bourne assists Rotterdam in the promotion and communication of the city as the logical venue for the YOG 2023.
‘Rotterdam is ready to host the 2023 Youth Olympic Games. I know we can do it. And I know we need it to reach the next level in building a healthy society in Rotterdam and to inspire others to do so as well.’
- Ahmed Aboutaleb (mayor of Rotterdam)