— Published 29 September 2023

Bosnia-Herzegovina wants to get started

Almost forty years after the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina is once again thinking about the Olympic Games. This time, however, it is considering them on a smaller scale. Its National Olympic Committee (OKBIH) has announced its intention to bid for the Youth Games in the short to medium term. The body’s president, Izet Rađo, revealed this on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of OKBIH’s creation. At this stage of the process, the Balkan state remains very vague about its ambitions. It has not been specified whether it will bid for the winter or summer YOG. And no edition of the event has yet been targeted. The next Youth Games are due to be held in 2024 in Gangwon, South Korea, for the winter version, then in Dakar in 2026 for the summer. For subsequent editions, the IOC has begun discussions with Italy for the Winter YOG in 2028. For the summer in 2030, Thailand is considering applying. Cambodia could also enter the race.