COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The media accreditation process is now open for the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, where nearly 90 U.S. athletes are expected to compete from October 6-18 in Argentina. Accreditation is being processed by the International Olympic Committee with a submission deadline of May 24. The application can be found here.

The Summer Youth Olympic Games will be preceded by a meeting of the IOC executive board, Oct. 3-4, and the first edition of the Olympism in Action Forum, Oct. 5-6. The IOC Session will be held in conjunction with the Games, Oct. 8-9. The Youth Olympic Accreditation Card will grant media access to all four events.         

The registration process is reserved for rights-holding broadcasters, non-rights-holding broadcasters, written and photographic press, young reporters, and press attachés of International Federations and National Olympic Committees.

For media representatives who have successfully applied for accreditation before May 24, the pre-valid Youth Olympic Accreditation Card – along with a certified passport or other official travel document – will serve as an entry visa into Argentina. The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee will send YOACs to all registered media in advance of the Games.

Late requests may be considered for allocation, however media members who register after the May 24 deadline will be required to make their own arrangements to request a visa.

Questions regarding the application procedure should be directed to For more information regarding accommodation and transportation, contact the BAYOGOC at   

About Buenos Aires 2018
The Summer Youth Olympic Games are an elite, international multi-sport event for athletes between the ages of 15 to 18. Buenos Aires 2018 is projected to be the first Olympic event that achieves full gender equality with 1,999 women and 1,999 men expected to compete in 32 sports, including the debut dance sport (breaking), karate, roller sports and sport climbing.

The 13-day competition will be staged across four different parks and feature 241 medal events, including mixed gender and mixed NOC events. The Buenos Aires 2018 Games will also include two showcase sports: polo and squash.

Keeping in tradition with past Youth Olympic Games, the young participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a unique Learn & Share program, which will focus on themes ranging from Olympism and the Olympic values, to skill development and healthy living.

For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, visit