All seven 2016 Applicant Cities return responses
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that all seven cities applying to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 have returned their Application Files, which contain their responses to the IOC Candidature Acceptance Procedure questionnaire.
Chicago (USA), Prague (Czech Republic), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar) and Madrid (Spain)* - had until midnight on 14 January to submit their files to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Application File, which marks the first phase in the procedure leading to the election of the host city of the Olympic Games in 2016, 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 details of the 2016 bid process, please visit our website at the following address: www.olympic.org/2016.
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.
The cities selected as Candidates will take part in an Observer Programme at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games this summer.
The election of the 2016 host city will take place in Copenhagen on 2 October 2009.
* the cities are listed in the order of the drawing of lots
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