August 2018 PM Update from Buenos Aires

2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires



By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Under the slogan “Feel the Future” and with an ambassador of the stature of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, Olympic gold medalist, the City of Buenos Aires prepares to host the “III Summer Youth Olympic Games” taking place in dates October 6th to 18th, this year, after been selected by the International Olympic Committee in 2013 and beating the other two finalist cities: Medellin and Glasgow.

Photo: The Olympic Rings in the center of 9 de Julio Avenue, emblem of the city of Buenos Aires.

This international multi-sport event takes place every four years, and this is the first time it takes place outside the Asian continent. The previous games were held in Singapore in 2010 and China in 2014.

Although it is the first time that Argentina is hosting the Olympic games, Buenos Aires has already organized the Pan American Games in 1951 and the South American Games in 2006.

This Olympic competition, consisting of 241 sporting events over 32 disciplines and in which will participate approximately 4,000 athletes from more than 200 countries between the ages of 15 and 18, will take place in four parks and four other independent stadiums.

To carry out the Games, it has been necessary to develop multiple projects and programs, from different industries, ranging from the design of the emblem of the games, the creation of the Olympic mascot that turned out to be a young Yaguareté (a southamerican animal, very similar to the Jaguar) called “Pandi” and the design of the Olympic torch, to the construction of the Olympic Village where the athletes will reside and the intervention of the Roca Sports Park, incorporating new sports infrastructure, such as olympic pools, sports courts and athletic tracks, constituting the new Olympic Park.


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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2018). August 2018 Project Management Update from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf


About the Author


International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina




Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, and alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012.  Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She was PMI’s Mentor for Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia participated in the development of PMI’s PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team; she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and www.activepmo.com

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