POSTED: November 3rd 2011

2020 Olympic Bids convene at the IOC headquarters for full emersion think tank

The delegates from six bidding cities are attending the two day seminar at the IOC / IOC / Richard Juilliart
The delegates from six bidding cities are attending the two day seminar at the IOC / IOC / Richard Juilliart

LAURA WALDEN in LAUSANNE / Sports Features Communications

LAUSANNE: After two days of intense proceedings with the Bidding for the Games orientation seminar the delegations of the six 2020 bidding cities have now moved over to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters for two more days of specific classes.

Top technical officials from the delegations for Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo are hearing targeted presentations from the IOC experts in the sports department today and tomorrow.

Each of the delegations have eight people here complete with a number of consultants so there are approximately 50 people attending today.

The Rome delegation, led by Ernesto Albanese, includes Raffaele Pagnozzi, Bruno Campanile, Massimo Mengoni, Rossanna Ciuffetti, advisors Luciano Barra and Bob Fasulo who makes his debut with the bid. They come from different back grounds and represent the bid, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the city.

Doha’s team includes Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Noora Al-Mannai, Tariq Falamarzi, Amina Al Meer, Eng. Fahad Juma, Michel Filliau, Mike Lee and Hugh Taylor. They represent the Qatar NOC, Enterprise Qatar and the Qatar Museums Authority among others.

Masato Mizuno, the new ceo of Tokyo, leads their delegation that includes Masa Takaya, Tetsuro Fujisaki, Senji Ishikawa, Akiko Nagase, and Yasuhiro Nakamori to name a few.

Madrid is represented by NOC head Alejandro Blanco and Raul Chapado, Baku has Chingiz Huseynzada, Azad Rahimov, and Deputy Prime Minister Eyyub Yagobov and the Istanbul team is represented by Hasan Arat, Nese Gundogan, Peter Mann and Ali Kiremitcioglu.

2020 timelines

All the six bids must submit questionnaires to the IOC on February 15th and these will be evaluated. Then in May the IOC executive board will review the findings and officially accept the candidatures. This completes phase one of the candidatures.

The next phase will start with an observers program at the London 2012 Olympic Games followed by a London 2012 debrief in Rio de Janeiro in November and then on the 7th of January 2013 the candidature files must be submitted to the IOC. At that time the cities may start international promotion of their bids.

In June of 2013 the 2020 IOC evaluation commission will issue a report and there will be a candidate city briefing to the IOC members.

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