The NOCs had until 31 August 2007, midnight, to notify the IOC that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying.
The 11 Youth Olympic Games Candidate Cities now have until 26 October to prepare and submit their Candidature Files by replying to the IOC questionnaire. An analysis of their Files by a panel of Olympic Movement experts will allow a short list of Youth Olympic Games Candidate Cities to be drawn up for further evaluations by an IOC Evaluation Commission.
26 October 2007 - Youth Olympic Games Candidate Cities to reply to IOC questionnaire
12 November 2007 - Shortlist of Candidate Cities drawn up
December 2007 - Potential visits to the shortlisted Candidate Cities
February 2008 - Election of the Host City for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games