POSTED: September 29th 2014

IOC announces 2022 Olympic Winter Games Evaluation Commission

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Russian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Alexander Zhukov will chair the IOC’s 12-member Commission to evaluate the candidatures for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The remainder of the Commission consists of Oceania National Olympic Committees Vice President Barry Maister, IOC Athletes’ Commission representative Adam Pengilly, and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. Association of National Olympic Committees representative Carolina Assalian, Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations representative Dwight Bell, International Paralympic Committee representative Rita Van Driel, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Senior Vice President Tatiana Dobrokhvalova, IOC Infrastructure advisor Grant Thomas, IOC Finance advisor John McLaughlin, IOC Sustainability advisor David Stubbs, and IOC Sport advisor Tim Gayda will act as advisors on the Commission.

“Each member of the Commission brings a wide range of expertise and experience and understands what it takes to host a sustainable, well-organised, and ultimately successful Olympic Winter Games,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.

“At a time where we are finalizing our discussions around Olympic Agenda 2020, the upcoming visits of the Evaluation Commission will reflect some of the new orientations that we foresee for the bidding process. It is an exciting time for the Olympic Movement, and I rely on the Commission to actively contribute to the shaping of our future.”

The three candidatures for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games – Almaty, Beijing, and Almaty – have also been notified of the IOC’s plans to provide USD 880 million to the selected Host City, which includes a share of the IOC’s Marketing programmes’ revenues, assistance from the Olympic Broadcasting Services as host broadcaster, and additional help to the organising committee.

Some of the changes to be seen during the 2022 bidding process come from the Olympic Charter, including Fundamental Principle 6, which relates to discrimination relating to the Olympic Games and its participants. Additionally, the IOC must disclose the full Olympic Programme to the host city upon its election. Candidate Cities have already received the Host City Contract for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Once the 2022 Candidate Cities submit the required Candidature Files in early January 2015, the Commission will conduct five-day visits with each bid team in February and March. The Commission will then publish its reports on each Candidate City before the IOC 2022 Briefing for IOC members, just one month prior to the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, where the Host City will be selected.

Keywords · International Olympic Committee · IOC · 2022 Olymipc winter Games · Games Bidding · Olympic Games Bidding · Oslo · Norway · Almaty · Kazakhstan · Beijing · China

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