Glasgow plans parties for 2018 Youth Games

Glasgow 2018 has revealed its ‘Live City’ festivity plans for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) should it win its bid to host the event.

Plans include a host of celebration ‘live sites’ and young members of the Glasgow community will be given the opportunity to design ‘YOG celebration kits’.

Paul Bush, Glasgow 2018 bid director, said: “We are enormously excited by the prospect of both welcoming the world to Glasgow and seeing our young people celebrate the YOG alongside the elite athletes, visitors and through social media. Our plan is not just about ensuring the security of Games venues; it’s about ensuring every participant and every fan can enjoy everything Glasgow has to offer in the safety and comfort the city provides.

“A Glasgow YOG will be unique in the way in which it will be able to embrace the whole city, making the most of the warmest Scottish welcome and Glaswegians’ unstoppable sense of fun.”

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect a host city for the YOG on July 4 in Lausanne, with Buenos Aires and Medellin also in the running.