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13 Feb 2007
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IOC Evaluation Commission starts its tour in PyeongChang

The IOC Evaluation Commission for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 kicks off its site inspections tomorrow in PyeongChang. In February and March, the 13-member Commission, headed by IOC Vice-President Chiharu Igaya, will assess the ability of all three Candidate Cities - Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) - to stage the Olympic Games.

The dates for the evaluation tour are as follows:

PyeongChang: 14-17 February 2007

Sochi: 20-23 February 2007

Salzburg: 14-17 March 2007

Seventeen different themes
In each city, the Evaluation Commission will have an in-depth look into 17 different themes such as transport, accommodation, technology, media operations, environment and meteorology, finance, security, sport and venues and Olympic village(s). The findings - obtained through briefings and on-site visits - will be summarised in a technical report which will be published and submitted to all IOC members no later than one month before the election of the Host City. This will take place on 4 July 2007 during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City.

Thirteen members on Commission board
Appointed by the IOC President in September 2006, the Evaluation Commission for the 2014 Games comprises IOC members, representatives of the International Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), athletes, and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), as well as advisors.

Chiharu Igaya, IOC Vice-President, will lead the Commission. He will be assisted by Simon Balderstone (environmental advisor), Dwight Bell (NOC), Philippe Bovy (transport advisor)  Rémy Charmetant (former OCOG), Jan-Ake Edvinsson (IF), Stig Ove Gustafsson (IF),  Kai Holm (IOC), José Luis Marcó (legal advisor), Theodore Papapetropoulos (finance advisor), Miguel Sagarra (IPC), Rebecca Scott (IOC, athlete), and IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli.

 Learn more on Chiharu Igaya’s profile

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