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22 Jun 2006
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Three Candidate Cities for 2014

Sochi (Russian Federation), Salzburg (Austria), and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)*  have been selected today by the IOC Executive Board as the Candidate Cities  for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Commenting on the decision, IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “We are pleased with the decision that was reached through a unanimous consensus. We congratulate the three Candidate Cities and thank the other four Applicant Cities for their hard work and enthusiasm. We look forward to a fair and exciting competition. 
From seven to three
All in all, seven Applicant Cities, namely Sochi (Russian Federation), Salzburg (Austria), Jaca (Spain), Almaty (Kazakhstan), PyeongChang (Republic of Korea),Sofia (Bulgaria), and Borjomi (Georgia)* had, before today’s decision, gone through the first phase, which consisted of a detailed assessment by an IOC Working Group of each city’s ability to organise the Winter Games.  
Conclusions (Fast Download - 108 Kb)
 Report by the IOC Candidature Acceptance Working Group
Full report (858 Kb)

Report by the IOC Candidature Acceptance Working Group
Pointers for improvementWith this cut in the number of Candidate Cities, the IOC wants to avoid those cities which do not yet have the full capacity to host the Olympic Games going through the whole bidding process. By making a selection, the IOC can give the cities that did not enter the second phase pointers about improvements that would be needed in order to have a better chance to successfully bid for the Games in the future.
Second phase 
For the newly selected Candidate Cities, the second phase now begins, in accordance with the following timetable:
3 July 2006
Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire made available to Candidate Cities/NOCs
10 January 2007           
Candidature File to be submitted to the 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

* (In order of drawing of lots)
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