IOC; OCOG Updates (IOC EB Meeting December 2016)

During the IOC Executive Board meetings, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOG) gave an update on their preparations:

 

Rio 2016

Read more: Rio 2016; “The most perfect imperfect Games.” (IOC EB Meeting December 2016)

 

PyeongChang 2018

Next Olympic Host City with 425 Days to go. Activities taking place:

  • World Press Briefing
  • World Broadcaster Meeting
  • Chef de Mission – one year to go
  • 24 Test events

 

Buenos Aires 2018

Three new sports were added to the programme;

  • Dance sport (men’s, women’s and mixed team breakdancing)
  • Karate (three kumite events per gender)
  • Sport Climbing (combined event for men and women – lead, bouldering and speed)

Last August, karate and sport climbing were also added to the Tokyo 2020 sports programme.

 

Tokyo 2020

About the $20 billion budget, Mark Adams (IOC President’s Spokesman) said:

“That is a ceiling, meaning that it’s not the figure. And it’s certainly not a figure that the IOC recognizes or sees were it really comes from. And we gave the very strong opinion advise that they can and will save more money, particularly on that 20 billion figure which seems to come, we know not were from really. It’s a ceiling and certainly not a figure that we recognize.”

 

See also: Tokyo 2020; IOC EB Approves venues for the five new sports

 

Beijing 2022

Mark Adams (IOC President’s Spokesman) said:

“Impressive report from 2022. I Think the executive board were very impressed by the progress being made. The OCOG is taking shape, now got a 176 staff. 50 of whom were on the Rio observers programme.”

 

2024 Bid

The IOC Executive Board announced that Los Angeles, Budapest and Paris will transition to the next stage of the candidature process:

  • February 3, 2017; Deadline for submission of Candidature File stage 3.
  • April/May 2017; IOC Evaluation Commission visits each city.
  • July 2017; Candidate City 2024 Briefing (for IOC members and Summer Olympic International Federations).
  • September 12-17, 2017; 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru.

 

IOC president Thomas Bach also made some notable statements about the Candidature Process. Read more about this in this comprehensive article by Gamesbids.com

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