IOC releases 2018 Evaluation Commission Report
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the report by the Evaluation Commission for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018. This report follows the Commission’s visits to the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the Games: Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea).*
The Evaluation Commission, chaired by the IOC member in Sweden Gunilla Lindberg, spent four days in each Candidate City earlier this year (see dates below) to conduct on-site inspections and carry out an assessment of the cities’ 2018 Olympic Winter Games projects.
The report is a technical analysis which is being provided to IOC members prior to the “2018 Briefing for IOC Members” which will be held on 18 and 19 May in Lausanne. During this meeting the Candidate Cities will have the opportunity to present the technical aspects of their candidatures to the IOC members and answer questions.
The election of the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will take place on 6 July 2011 during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban (South Africa). Prior to the IOC members casting their votes, the Candidate Cities will make their final presentations, followed by a final report by Evaluation Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg. The city that obtains an absolute majority of votes will be elected.
The election in Durban will be the culmination of a process that began on 31 July 2009, when the IOC asked National Olympic Committees to nominate cities for the 2018 Games. On 16 October 2009, the IOC announced Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang as the three Applicant Cities. The cities’ responses to the IOC’s Applicant City Questionnaire were studied by an IOC Working Group, which produced a report for the IOC Executive Board (EB). Based on this report, all three cities were named Candidate Cities by the EB at its meeting on 22 June 2010. The cities submitted their Candidature Files, based on the 17 themes outlined in the IOC’s Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire, by the deadline of 11 January 2011.
* Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots as performed by the IOC Executive Board on 10 December 2009. This is the order in which the cities bidding for the 2018 Games will be listed, make presentations, etc., until the election of the host city in July 2011.
Note to the editors:
The dates of the Evaluation Commission visits were:
Annecy: 9–12 February 2011
PyeongChang: 16–19 February 2011
Munich: 1–4 March 2011
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