I understand talks are going well between #Rotterdam2018 and the Dutch government to secure financial guarantees necessary for the city's Youth Olympic bid.
An official announcement is due in the next few weeks.
Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Guadalajara and Colombia's Medellin are the other bids vying for the 2018 YOG. The IOC Executive Board may decide to cut one or two cities from the field at its February meeting.
The IOC will elect the host of the 3rd summer Youth Olympics in July. Nanjing, China is staging the 2014 edition. Singapore held the inaugural YOG in 2010.