IOC; IOC Executive Board Meeting July 2017: Updates and decisions

Updates and decisions by the IOC Executive Board:


Rio 2016

On Sunday the IOC Executive Board met with de president of the Rio 2016 organizing committee and released the following statement concerning the status of the dissolution process of the organizing committee of Rio2016 (and outstanding payments):

Given that more detailed information is required before Rio2016 financial accounts can be closed, the Executive Board deferred any further consideration at this stage. The Executive Board state that the IOC has closed all of its obligations with the organizing committee in December 2016. As confirmed by the organizing committee. The IOC contributed a record amount to the succesful staging of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. According to audited accounts we contributed $1.53 billion to their success. This is in addition to an exceptional effort to significant cost savings and additional financial undertakings by all the Olympic stakeholders which amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars to make these historic Games possible.


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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

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Video Construction Youth Olympic Village (October 2016)

We are developing 123850 square metres, 31 buildings where 3800 athletes from 206 countries will be living from October 1st to 12th, 2018. Here’s a video of the process towards the #BuenosAires2018 Youth Olympic Village, a dream that will soon be coming true!


Video: Buenos Aires 2018 on YouTube

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