POSTED: May 9th 2011

2018 bid cities await their fate as IOC evaluation report is published tomorrow

The IOC evaluation commission on a site visit to Garmisch-Partenkirchen / lake images
The IOC evaluation commission on a site visit to Garmisch-Partenkirchen / lake images

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA, May 09: The official IOC evaluation commission report for the 2018 winter bid cities will be published tomorrow online at at 10am Lausanne time.

The report will deal with the 17 themes of each of the Olympic bids and outline what the commission recommends as the technical strengths and weaknesses of each proposed city.

The three bidding cities Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang will all be anxiously awaiting their marks as this crucial report will be distributed to all the voting IOC members.

The report is the work of the team led by IOC Member and ANOC secretary general, Gunilla Lindberg together with IOC members Angela Ruggiero, Barry Maister, Dwight Bell, Tsunekazu Takeda, and Ann Cody.

Working with them also were advisors Simon Balderstone, Philippe Bovy, John McLaughlin and Grant Thomas.

The IOC was represented by Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games director, and Jacqueline Barrett, head of bid city relations, Helen Stewart and Mattias Kaestner.

The commission traveled to each of the three cities, made four day visits, carried out venue perusals, and were fully briefed on each bid plan according to the 17 themes. The visits were held on the following dates:

ANNECY - 9 – 12 February 2011

PYEONGCHANG - 16 – 19 February 2011

MUNICH - 1 – 4 March 2011

The entire group then re-convened in Lausanne in March following the onsite appraisals to go over all the compiled information and to draft the report.

This information will be made public tomorrow and the next phase in the 2018 bidding campaign will be next week May 18 and 19 when the IOC hosts a technical bid seminar for the cities and the IOC members at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

This type of meeting was held for the first time in 2009 for the 2016 bidding cities for the summer Games and proved quite successful for the voting members and the bid cities to meet and do briefings and answer questions.

The final vote will take place in Durban, South Africa this summer July 6th at the IOC session.

Keywords · 2018 Games · IOC · Olympic bidding · Munich 2018 · PyeongChang 2018 · Annecy 2018 · Gunilla Lindberg

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