POSTED: April 3rd 2009
NewsUpdate

Next stops for 2016 commission

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and then Madrid are the next calling points for the IOC evaluation commission after the present visit to Chicago which launched its bid city tour of the four cities vying to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

Leading the commission is Nawal El Moutawakel accompanied by Ching-Kuo Wu (Chinese Taipei), Craig Reedie (Great Britain), Guy Drut (France), Mounir Sabet (Egypt), Alexander Popov (Russian Federation), Göran Petersson (Sweden), Andrès Botero Phillipsbourne (Colombia), Gregory Hartung (Australia), Philippe Bovy (Switzerland), Simon Balderstone (Australia),  and Etienne Thobois (France).

The IOC is represented by Olympic Games executive director Gilbert Felli and Jacqueline Barrett, head of bid city relations. The Chicago visit ends on Wednesday then it is on to Tokyo between April 16 and 19, Rio from April 29 to May 2 then, fourth and last, Madrid between May 5 and 8.

Each city will be evaluated by the commission according to a 17 point  system including factors such as accommodation, environment and meteorology, finance, media operations, security, sport, venues, Olympic Village, technology, and transport.

The scandal over Salt Lake City forced dramatic changes in the bidding process including a ban on visits by IOC members. Hence the evaluation commission visit is each city’s one chance to make a lasting impression on members.

A summarizing report will be submitted to IOC members approximately one month before the vote in Copenhagen on October 2.


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