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15 Mar 2010
IOC News , Host City Election , Press Release

2018 Applicant Cities submit Application Files to IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that all three cities applying to become candidates to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 have submitted their responses to the IOC Candidature Acceptance Procedure questionnaire.

Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)* all had until 15 March to submit their files to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The completed questionnaire provides the IOC with an overview of each Applicant City’s project and is the key element in the first phase of the procedure leading to the election of the host city of the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

Click here for full details about the IOC questionnaire

The responses will now be studied by an IOC-appointed working group and a report made to the IOC Executive Board. The Board will meet in June in Lausanne to decide which cities will be accepted as Candidate Cities.

The election of the 2018 host city will take place in Durban, South Africa, on 6 July 2011.

Notes to Editors:

End June 2010
IOC Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities
11 January 2011
Submission of Candidature File and guarantees to the IOC

February – March 2011

Evaluation Commission visits
Not later than one month before the election of the Host City
Report of the IOC Evaluation Commission for 2018 published
6 July 2011
Election of the Host City of the XXIII Olympic Winter  Games during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban

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 16 March.

*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots


For more information please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email:


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