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Date
13 Sep 2010
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IOC News , Host City Election , Evaluation , Press Release

IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for 2018 Winter Games


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Swedish IOC member Gunilla Lindberg will chair an 11-member Evaluation Commission tasked with making a comprehensive technical appraisal of the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (South Korea).*

The Evaluation Commission is composed of representatives of the Olympic Movement as well as a number of advisors.

Lindberg, a member of the IOC Executive Board from 2000 to 2004 and IOC Vice-President from 2004 to 2008, is vastly experienced from her time spent on Coordination Commissions for five Olympic Games and her work with the Evaluation Commission for the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter Games.

The 2018 Evaluation Commission will analyse the candidature files before making on-site inspections of the cities between 8 February and 5 March 2011. The Commission will issue its report for IOC members ahead of the election of the host city on 6 July 2011, during the 122nd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

“The Evaluation Commission will be well-served by the appointment of Gunilla Lindberg as its Chair,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “Ms Lindberg has extensive knowledge of what it takes to host an Olympic Games, in particular a Winter Games, and possesses all the skills necessary to lead our team of experts and make the best possible analyses of the three Candidate Cities.”

Commenting on her appointment, Lindberg said: “It is a great honour for me to have been chosen to head such an important commission within the IOC. I very much look forward to working with my highly qualified colleagues in evaluating the bids from three excellent Candidate Cities.”

Representatives from Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang will give presentations to all IOC members during a technical meeting scheduled for next May in Lausanne. The Evaluation Commission’s report will coincide with this meeting.

The composition of the Commission is as follows:

Gunilla LINDBERG

Chair

IOC Member

SWE

Gilbert FELLI

Olympic Games Executive Director

SUI

Angela RUGGIERO

IOC Member and Athletes’ Commission Representative

USA

Barry MAISTER

IOC Member

NZL

Dwight BELL

AIOWF Representative

USA

Tsunekazu TAKEDA

ANOC Representative

JPN

Ann CODY

IPC Representative

USA

ADVISORS

 Simon BALDERSTONE

Environment

AUS

 Philippe BOVY

Transport

SUI

John MCLAUGHLIN

Finance

 CAN

Grant THOMAS

Infrastructure

USA

* Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots as performed by the IOC Executive Board in December 2007.

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