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31 May 2005
IOC News , Press Release

IOC launches Candidature Acceptance Procedure for 2014 Olympic Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched yesterday the Candidature Acceptance Procedure for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been invited to submit the name of a city within their territory to be considered as an Applicant City by the IOC. The key dates of the procedure are as follows:


Phase I

28 July 2005                 NOCs to submit name of an Applicant City to the IOC

1 February 2006            Applicant Cities to submit replies to IOC questionnaire

February 2006               IOC Observer Programme at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin

21-23 June 2006            Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities

Phase II


30 June 2006                Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire made available to Candidate Cities/NOCs

10 January 2007            Candidature File to be submitted to IOC

February/March 2007     IOC Evaluation Commission visits Candidate Cities

June 2007                     Publication of the Evaluation Commission Report

July 2007                      Election of the Host City during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City


The list of Applicant Cities will be released by the IOC on 28 July 2005. Information on the Candidature Acceptance Procedure, including the questionnaire to which Applicant Cities will have to respond by 1 February 2006 and the rules applicable to this process, can now be found.

Discover the 2014 candidature acceptance procedure
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