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As part of the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 (Recommendation 1), IOC President Thomas Bach met representatives of the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA), which includes Transparency International Germany, UNI World Athletes, Terre des Hommes, the International Trade Union Confederation, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Reiterating its commitment to integrate the results of its collaboration with the SRA, the IOC adopted new procedures and made changes to the Host City Contract 2024, which now includes a section designed to strengthen provisions protecting human rights and countering fraud and corruption related to the organisation of the Olympic Games.
“Strengthening transparency, good governance and accountability are key elements of Olympic Agenda 2020. Based on these principles, the IOC is moving forward by including provisions in the Host City Contract aimed specifically at protecting human rights and countering corruption,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
“The organisation of the Olympic Games should always promote and enhance the fundamental values of Olympism. This latest step is another reflection of the IOC’s commitment to embedding these values in all aspects of the Olympic Games.”
“We worked closely with SRA and we welcome its input, which is now reflected in the new version of the Host City Contract”, he added.
Through their candidatures, candidate cities commit themselves to respect the Olympic Charter and the Host City Contract for all participants of the Games and all Games-related matters and are henceforth subject to the following obligations:
In light of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC had previously distilled over 7,000 pages of Technical Manuals into fewer than 350 pages of contractually binding Host City Contract Operational Requirements, and published in September 2015 all the documents related to the Candidature: Candidature Process Olympic Games 2024, Candidature Questionnaire Olympic Games 2024, Host City Contract Principles, and Host City Contract Operational Requirements. This was the first time that the full package of documentation had been made public at the very outset of the process.
To learn more about the Olympic Games candidature process, visit Olympic.org.
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