By Tom Degun

Glasgow general_viewFebruary 21 - Glasgow are set to find out tomorrow if they will be put forward by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the UK bidder for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The Scottish city have made no secret of their desire to host the prestigious event, having been the only city to officially declare its interest, but it is the sole responsibility of the BOA to approve a candidate city and agree to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for consideration.

The BOA Board will meet tomorrow to discuss the matter and, following the conclusion of the meeting, the National Olympic Committee will publically announce if they will submit a bid from Glasgow.

Should the BOA decide to submit the Glasgow bid to the IOC, they must do so before the March 1 deadline.

The Candidature File and other documents will then have to be submitted by October 15, 2012, with a final decision on where the event is held due to be made in June 2013.

BOA chairman Colin Moynihan admits that Glasgow could put forward a very strong bid, given that they would utilise the new facilities that they are building for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but he is set to let the BOA Board, which he chairs, make the final decision.

"It is no secret that Glasgow has expressed a high level of interest," Moynihan told insidethegames.

"They sent a strong team to look into this at the first summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 and also to Lausanne [where the IOC is based] at the end of last year to learn about the detail of running the Youth Olympic Games.

"Glasgow wants to build on the 2014 Commonwealth Games and to contribute to the sporting success of Scotland.

"I do think it could be a winning bid if it goes forward because they would have the infrastructure and expertise from the Commonwealth Games in place to be a strong contender."

IOC President Jacques Rogge has already said that he feels that "a bid from the United Kingdom would be a strong one" while the IOC would be pleased by the fact that no major work or investment will be required to host the event due to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

But if Glasgow is put forward for the event, they will face stiff competition to win the right to stage the 2018 Youth Olympics.

Confirmed bidders for the event include Buenos Aires in Argentina, Medellín in Colombia and Guadalajara in Mexico.

Other potential bid cities include Abuja in Nigeria, The Hague in Netherlands, Dagestan in Russia and a bid from Sweden from either Gothenburg, Malmö or Stockholm.

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