Moscow tops list of candidates to host 1st Youth Olympics
Other candidate cities selected are Athens, Bangkok, Singapore and Turin.
In the International Olympic Committee's risk assessment of the candidates Moscow got the highest ratings.
The finalists will be assessed by an IOC Evaluation Commission, chaired by IOC Executive Board member and former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka.
The commission will submit its report to the IOC Executive Board at the end of January next year.
The host city for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games will be announced at the end of February 2008, following a postal vote by all IOC members.