POSTED: February 16th 2012

2020 Summer Games bid process and key dates on the calendar

The final vote will be September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The final vote will be September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: Five cities submitted applicant files yesterday to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) making their proposals to host the 2020 summer Games official. The cities will be chosen as actual candidate cities in May in just a few months.

After a drawing of lots, Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar) and Madrid (Spain) all consigned their bid plans to the IOC by the February 15th deadline.

Next on the agenda, the IOC will examine the applicant files with an appointed working group and a appraisal report will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board for consideration at their meeting in May at the SportAccord convention in Quebec City.

Given that there are five cities the IOC may make a short list and then they may not, this remains to be seen.

The key dates following the actual selection of candidates are:

Olympic Games Observers’ Programme – London 2012

27 July – 12 August 2012

London 2012 debrief in Rio de Janeiro

November 2012

Submission of Candidature Files to the IOC

7 January 2013

Visits by the IOC Evaluation Commission to the Candidate Cities

February- April 2013

Report by the 2020 IOC Evaluation Commission TBD

Candidate City Briefing for IOC Members TBD

Election of the Host City of the 2020 Olympic Games

7 September 2013 - 125th IOC Session, Buenos Aires


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