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10 Jan 2007
IOC News , Press Release

Candidate Procedure 2014

All three Candidate Cities submit their Files to the IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has received the Candidature Files of the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)[1]  all delivered their files before the deadline of midnight tonight.
The three cities were accepted as Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board on 22 June 2006 from a total of seven Applicant Cities, which also included Jaca (Spain), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Borjomi (Georgia).
The IOC Evaluation Commission, chaired by IOC Vice-President Mr Chiharu Igaya, will now analyse the Candidature Files and make site inspections as follows:
PyeongChang: 14-17 February 2007
Sochi: 20-23 February 2007
Salzburg: 14-17 March 2007
The Commission will then prepare a report that will be published and submitted to IOC members no later than one month before the election of the Host City on 4 July 2007 during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City.
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 soon as they receive the IOC's written authorisation, which will be given today.
[1] Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.
For more information please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 61 11, email:
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