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05 May 2003
IOC News , Press Release

IOC launches Candidature Acceptance Procedure for 2012 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the Candidature Acceptance Procedure for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012. The 199 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been invited to submit the name of a city within their jurisdiction to be considered as an Applicant by the IOC. The key dates of the procedure are as follows:

15 July 2003

NOCs to submit name of city to be considered as an Applicant

15 January 2004

Applicant Cities to submit reply to IOC questionnaire

By mid-June 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

6 July 2005

Election of the Host City during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore

The list of Applicant Cities will be released by the IOC on 15 July. Information on the Candidature Acceptance Procedure, including the questionnaire to which Applicant Cities will have to respond by 15 January 2004 and the rules applicable to this process, can be found in the document below.

Candidature Acceptance Procedure
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