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01 Feb 2006
IOC News , Press Release

2014: all seven applicant cities return responses

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that all seven cities applying to become candidates to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 have returned their responses to the IOC Candidature Acceptance Procedure questionnaire.
Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria), Jaca (Spain), Almaty (Kazakhstan), PyeongChang (Republic of Korea), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Borjomi (Georgia) * had until midnight on 1 February to submit their files to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The completed questionnaire, which marks the first phase in the procedure leading to the election of the host city of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, should, through the responses to the 25 questions asked and guarantees requested, provide the IOC with an overview of each Applicant City's project. For full details, please visit our website at the following address:

The responses will now be studied by an IOC-appointed working group and by the IOC Executive Board, the latter meeting in June to decide which cities will be accepted as Candidates Cities. 1
The Applicant Cities will now take part in an Observer Programme at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games which opens in nine days.
The election of the 2014 host city will take place in Guatemala City in July 2007.
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*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.
1 The IOC will not release any document at this stage of the procedure, but has informed Applicant Cities that they can make their responses public and post them on their websites if they so wish, as of 2 February.
1 February 2006
Applicant Cities Observer Programme at the Torino 2006 Olympic
Winter Games
21-23 June 2006
Acceptance of Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne
23 June 2006
Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire made available to
Candidate Cities
10 January 2007
Candidature file to be submitted to the IOC
Mid-February –
Mid-April 2007
IOC Evaluation Commission visits Candidate Cities
June 2007
Publication of the Evaluation Commission report
July 2007
Election of the 2014 Host City in Guatemala City
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