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01 Feb 2005
IOC News , 117th Session

2012: Evaluation Commission to visit Candidate Cites

From 3 February to 17 March 2005, the IOC Evaluation Commission will visit all the Candidate Cities for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012. The visits will be carried out by the Commission from 3 to 6 February in Madrid, 16 to 19 February in London, 21 to 24 February in New York , 9 to 12 March in Paris and 14 to 17 March 2005 in Moscow. Each visit will last four days.

Key role for the Evaluation Commission
Since the 1999 reforms, which, among other things, no longer permitted IOC members to visit candidate cities, the IOC Evaluation Commission has played a key role in assessing the cities’ capacity to host the Games. For the 2012 Games, the Commission will analyse the five Cities’ Candidature Files, and conduct evaluation visits of the cities. During these visits, the 17 themes of the file will be taken into account.

Final report to be sent to IOC members
The ultimate mission for the Commission is to write a report, which will be sent to the IOC members and made public before the vote. The Commission Chairwoman, Olympic champion Nawal El Moutawakel (Morocco), will make a final report to the 117th IOC Session in Singapore before the members vote to elect the host city.

Evaluation Commission composed of 13 members
Appointed by the IOC President in July 2004, the Evaluation Commission for the 2012 Games comprises IOC members, representatives of the IFs, NOCs, athletes, and the International Paralympic Committee, as well as
international experts. Assisting the Chairwoman on the Commission are: Simon Balderstone (Australia), Philippe Bovy (Switzerland), Els van Breda Vriesman (Netherlands), Bob Elphinston (Australia), Frank Fredericks (Namibia), Paul Henderson (Canada), Patrick Jarvis (Canada), Mustapha Larfaoui (Algeria), José Luis Marco (Argentina), Ser Miang Ng (Singapore), Sam Ramsamy (South Africa) and Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli.

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