POSTED: December 4th 2013

Aspiring 2022 cities to Lausanne for boot camp bidding training


Six cities hoping to host the winter Games are in Olympic capital city Lausanne for a three day intensive applicant city seminar with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Starling Hotel.

The 2022 hopefuls - Almaty, Beijing, Krakow, Lviv, Oslo, and Stockholm – have embarked on their first meeting in this bid phase after signing the candidature acceptance procedure and paying the $150,000 acceptance fee on December 1st.

The delegates from all six applicant cities will be briefed today on the actual bid process and the ethics rules that they all will be held to comply with during their campaigns. As well they will get updates on the observer programme that they will carry out during the Sochi Olympics.

Day one will cover many of the themes they are required to elaborate on as they develop their particular Games’ model for their bid, such as venues, concept and legacy, Olympic Villages, athletes, and many more.

Day two will focus on the marketing and financial aspects of the bid and communications such as media and technology. The first two days will be group sessions.

Day three will be dedicated to individual private meetings with each city in individual rooms and the IOC team will rotate between sessions in order for the city’s to concentrate in private and ask key questions in a confidential atmosphere.

Next up on the 2022 campaign trail will be the Sochi Games Observer programme.

All six will remain applicant cities until the IOC meets in July of next year and the Executive Board decides on a short list for actual candidate cities.

The final vote will take place on July 31st in Kuala Lumpur at the IOC session.

Keywords · IOC · winter Games · Olympics · Almaty · Beijing · Krakow · Lviv · Oslo · Stockholm

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