POSTED: June 6th 2013

Bidding process opened for 2022 Olympics, 2020 Youth Olympic Games

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) National Olympic Committees can now bid for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee announced today.

The candidature acceptance procedure and the candidature procedure phases for the bidding process of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games will conclude with the election of the host city at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lampur 31 July 2015. One city per NOC can apply by the 14 November 2013 deadline.

The International Olympic Committee will thoroughly review each potential host city’s potential to host the Games during Phase I – the candidature acceptance procedure – by sending a questionnaire to each city. The Executive Board will then decide which cities will advance to Phase II as Candidate Cities.

During Phase II, Candidate Cities will put together a Candidature File with details of their Olympic projects and will be visited by the IOC Evaluation Commission, which will then assess each city and publish a report for the Candidate City Briefing to IOC members.

The full schedule for the bidding process is below.

 Phase I

Deadline for NOCs to submit the name of an 
Applicant City

14 November 2013

Applicant City Seminar – Lausanne

4-6 December 2013 

Olympic Winter Games Observer Programme 
– Sochi 2014

7-23 February 2014

Submission of the Application File

14 March 2014

Selection of Candidate Cities by the IOC 
Executive Board

July 2014 TBC

Phase II

Submission of Candidature File & Guarantees

January 2015

IOC Evaluation Commission visits

February – March 2015

Evaluation Commission report / 
Candidate City Briefing to IOC Members

May - June 2015

Election of the 2022 Host City by the 
IOC Session - Kuala Lumpur

31 July 2015

Youth Olympic Games

The IOC also announced today the schedule of the bid process for the third Winter Youth Olympic Games, to be held in 2020, and is now accepting one bid per National Olympic Committee until the deadline of 28 November 2013.

The shortlist of candidates will be released by the IOC in December of next year, while the host city will be selected in May or June of 2015. The host city of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018 will be announced 4 July 2013.

Keywords · Olympics · International Olympic Committee · Youth Olympic Games · Kuala Lampur ·

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