The IOC has received interest in hosting the 2022 YOG from four African nations. Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

JOHANNESBURG – Following the release of the Youth Olympic Games 2022 Host Selection Process by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in March, four national Olympic Committees (NOC) have expressed an interest.

 Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia have registered interest in hosting the 2022 Youth Olympic Games the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Thursday.

Evaluation Commission Chair Ugur Erdener, IOC Member from Turkey, will lead an experienced team of Evaluation Commission members (announced in April) in assisting and guiding the Selection Process to elect the host for 2022.

Following feasibility studies, visits, in-depth discussions and the research/analysis that will be undertaken by the IOC and experts with the interested African National Olympic Committees, the IOC Evaluation Commission 2022 will submit its report in September 2018. 

The host for the YOG 2022 will be elected at the IOC Session in October 2018 in Buenos Aires. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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