POSTED: March 5th 2012

2020 bid cities will face new Q&A videoconference test

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to improve and enhance the bidding process and this cycle applicant cities will have a chance for a question and answer video conference on 4 and 5 of April.

Five cities are in the race for the summer Games: Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo.

Madrid 2020 ceo, Victor Sanchez, explained on the official bid website, “This is like a first test with the group of experts. The examination will take 15 minutes –three minutes to play videos mainly showing a technical presentation by six members of Madrid 2020; even though we are allowed to have advisers on all 11 subjects. The IOC will have thirty minutes to ask questions”, he said.

 “We have rationalized infrastructures with changes in two sub-venues to connect them through high-speed railway, and the relocation of the scenarios for the BMX cycling (now in Parque de las Naciones) and archery (Valdebebas) competitions. We will also explain that there will be a security unified command during the Games.”

This time also the 5 cities vying for the 2020 summer Games will be able to make official presentations at the upcoming Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) general assembly during April 10-18th in Moscow.

All this will come under consideration as the IOC executive board unites at the SportAccord convention on May 23rd to decide of there will be a shortlist of the five candidates.

The final decision will be voted on September 7th, 2013 in Buenos Aires at the IOC session.

Buenos Aires is taking advantage of the situation and has thrown their hat in the bid race for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Keywords · 2020 Olympics · summer Games · Victor Sanchez · IOC

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