Olympic Agenda 2020
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IOC Executive Board sets dates for 2024 Olympic Games bid process
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the bid process timelines for the 2024 Olympic Games, three days ahead of discussions and voting on Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC Session in Monaco.
The full IOC membership will vote on the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, during the Session on 8 and 9 December. One of the recommendations is to include an Invitation Phase to the bid process that would offer potential bid cities greater flexibility and diversity. The IOC would invite cities interested in hosting the Games, through their NOCs, to engage in a dialogue to learn how they think the Olympic Games could best fit into their long-term social, economic, environmental, and sports planning.
But today the EB confirmed the key dates of the 2024 bid process. The Applicant City Phase for the 2024 Olympic Games will start on 15 September 2015 and continue through to April/May 2016. The Candidate City Phase will continue through to the election of the host city in the summer of 2017.
Applicant City Phase
7-9 October 2015: IOC to host information seminar for 2024 Applicant Cities in Lausanne
8 January 2016: Deadline for Applicant Cities to submit Application Files and guarantee letters
March 2016: IOC Working Group Meeting to assess Applicant Cities (including video conference with each city)
April/May 2016: IOC Executive Board to select Candidate Cities
May 2016: Cities receive Candidate City Questionnaire and related documents
Candidate City Phase
5-21 August 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Olympic Games Observers’ Programme
November/December 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Rio 2016 Debrief in Tokyo
January 2017: Deadline for Candidate Cities to submit Candidature File and guarantee letters
February/March 2017: Evaluation Commission visits
June 2017: IOC to publish Evaluation Commission Report
June 2017 (tbc): Candidate City Briefing to IOC members
Summer 2017: Candidate City presentations to the IOC Session; final report to Session from Evaluation Commission Chair; election of the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games
Source / Read full press release: IOC – Olympic.org
IOC President says “Now is the time for change”
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session this 8 and 9 December in Monaco.
During the public launch of the recommendations at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, President Bach called the 20+20 proposals “the culmination of a year of open, transparent and widespread debate and discussion, which had already begun in mid-2013.”
“These 40 recommendations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle,” he added. “When you put them together, a picture emerges that shows the IOC safeguarding the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthening sport in society.”
The IOC President first presented the recommendations to a round table of athletes, many of whom actively contributed to the Olympic Agenda 2020 process. The discussion included a number of medal-winning Olympians.
20+20 Recommendations to shape the future of the Olympic Movement
Architecture – Potential consolidation of the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne
The Executive Board chose Danish firm 3xN as its preferred architectural partner for the potential consolidation of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College made during a meeting on 25 March that included the IOC President, IOC Vice-Presidents Nawal El Moutawakel, Craig Reedie and Zaiqing Yu, Executive Board member Ching-Kuo Wu, and IOC member Lambis V. Nikolaou.
The EB announced its intention last year to look into regrouping the staff of the IOC, who are currently spread throughout Lausanne at a number of sites. The new IOC headquarters would bring the vast majority of the administration to the same location in Vidy, resulting in substantial savings in rental fees, increased working efficiency and energy conservation. The final decision on whether IOC goes ahead with plans to consolidate the headquarters will be dependent on discussions and decisions with the relevant Swiss authorities.
Delegates from the six cities vying to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games will return home equipped with valuable insight into the bidding process following a three-day Applicant City Seminar hosted by the International Olympic Committee that concluded today in Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland.
Full article: olympic.org