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11 Jan 2011
IOC News , Host City Election , Press Release

2018 bid process – all three Candidate Cities submit their Files

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has received the Candidature Files of the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (South Korea) [1] all delivered their files by the deadline of 11 January.

The IOC Evaluation Commission, chaired by IOC member Gunilla Lindberg, will now analyse the Candidature Files and make site inspections as follows:

Annecy: 9 to 12 February
PyeongChang: 16 to 19 February
Munich: 1 to 4 March

The Commission will then prepare a report that will be published to coincide with the 2018 Briefing for IOC Members, which will take place in Lausanne on 18 and 19 May 2011. The election of the host city will take place on 6 July during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

Please note that the IOC will not release the Candidature Files, but has informed the Candidate Cities that they can make their files public and post them on their websites if they so wish as of tomorrow, 12 January.

Click here for all the documents related to the bidding procedure

[1] Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.


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