2016 Candidate Cities’ presentations
Last week the Candidate Cities for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 - Chicago (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain) - had the opportunity to present their files to the IOC members in Lausanne (Switzerland).
On the first day, each City had the opportunity to give a presentation, which was followed by a Q&A session with the IOC members. On the second day, IOC members had the opportunity to visit each of the Candidate Cities’ small exhibition stands to discuss remaining questions on an individual basis. It was the first time such a Candidate City briefing had been organised for the IOC members, who do not have the right to visit the Cities themselves.
As a next step, one month before the election in October, all the members will receive a detailed technical report based on the findings of the Evaluation Commission’s visits to the four Candidate Cities, which took place between March and May this year. The election of the host city of the 2016 Games will take place on 2 October 2009 during the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen (Denmark).