See you in Vancouver in 2010
The city of Vancouver has been elected the Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in the second round of votes.
The IOC members based their votes not only on the presentations made today by the delegations of PyeongChang, Salzburg and Vancouver but also on the detailed report of the IOC Evaluation Commission, chaired by Gerhard Heiberg.
Eight cities applied to host the Games: Andorra la Vella in Andorra, Bern in Switzerland, Harbin in China, Jaca in Spain, PyeongChang in Korea, Salzburg in Austria, Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Vancouver in Canada. Following an EB decision on 28 August 2002, the cities of Bern, PyeongChang, Salzburg and Vancouver were officially Candidate Cities. Bern dropped out of the race following a referendum on 27 September 2002.
PYEONGCHANG: 51 votes
VANCOUVER: 40 votes
SALZBURG: 16 votes
VANCOUVER: 56 votes
PYEONGCHANG: 53 votes
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Find out more about the city of Vancouver
Election procedure 2010
Evaluation Commission for 2010