Five cities to compete to host 2012 Olympic Games
Paris (FRA), New York (USA), Moscow (RUS), London (GBR), and Madrid (ESP)* were accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board in Lausanne as Candidate Cities to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012. The decision was made following discussions that led to a unanimous consensus. The cities were accepted from a total of nine Applicant Cities, which also included Leipzig (GER), Istanbul (TUR), Havana (CUB), and Rio de Janeiro (BRA).
Study by a working group
The Candidate Cities were selected after a study of their application submitted earlier this year on 15 January. The study was made by a working group comprising Olympic Games experts who made a technical assessment of each Applicant City's ability to stage successful Olympic Games in 2012. The technical assessment was based on 25 questions which included the areas of Government Support and Public Opinion, General Infrastructure, Sports Venues, Olympic Village, Environmental Conditions and Impact, Accommodation, Transport, Security, Experience from Past Sports Events, Overall Project and Legacy.
Report by the IOC candidature acceptance working group to the IOC Executive Bard
Next step: Observer Programme in Athens
The five Candidate Cities now have until 15 November 2004 to submit their Candidature File to the IOC. Candidate Cities will benefit from a detailed Observer Programme throughout the Games in Athens. The Candidature Files will be analysed in detail by an IOC Evaluation Commission, which will also visit the Candidate Cities, before issuing a report one month prior to the election.
Final decision in July 2005 in Singapore
The final decision on the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be made by the full IOC membership during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore in July 2005.
2012 Candidature procedure and questionnaire
*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.