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06 Oct 2003
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Applicant cities 2012: Welcome to Lausanne

Applicant cities for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 and their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 7 to 10 October 2003 for an information meeting organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Jacques Rogge will welcome the delegations from Paris (FRA), Leipzig (GER), New York (USA), Moscow (RUS), Istanbul (TUR), Havana (CUB), London (GBR), Madrid (ESP) and Rio de Janeiro (BRA).

Philosophy and policy of the Games
During the four-day meeting, the IOC will present its philosophy and policy for the Games. The 2012 Games will be the first for which the recommendations of the Games Study Commission, which were adopted during the IOC Session in Prague in July 2003, will be applied. The report contained a number of recommendations on how to reduce the size, cost and complexity of organising the Olympic Games.

Experience from Athens and Vancouver
The four-day programme includes presentations of all IOC directors about their respective fields and roles during the bidding process, as well as presentations by the Olympic Games Organising Committees from Athens (ATHOC2004) and Vancouver 2010 on their experiences as organising and bid cities.

Decision: 6 July 2005 in Singapore
The applicant cities still have a long way to go. The next important milestones for their candidature are:

15 January 2004: Applicant Cities to submit reply to IOC questionnaire

Mid-May 2004: Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities

August 2004: Candidate City Observer Programme at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens

15 November 2004: Return of Candidature Files
February-March 2005: Visits by the Evaluation Commission

May 2005: Report by the Evaluation Commission published and given to the IOC members

6 July 2005: Election of the Host City during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore.

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