POSTED: March 3rd 2015

IOC welcomes German National Olympic Committee delegation to Lausanne

German National Olympic Committee delegation / IOC Christophe Moratal
German National Olympic Committee delegation / IOC Christophe Moratal

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed the German National Olympic Committee (DOSB) delegation, led by Michael Vesper, DOSB Chief Executive Officer into their headquarters in Lausanne today. The DOSB traveled to Lausanne to take advantage of the new "Invitation Phase" of the Olympic Games' bidding process, which has been implanted by the IOC through the Olympic Agenda's reforms.

In addition, the DOSB delegation was able to learn more information about the 2024 bid process and the requirements for hosting the Games during a meeting, which was led by Christophe Dubi, the Olympic Games Executive Director.  The DOSB delegation was able to get a better understanding of the new reforms impact and how plans for a future bid can fit into them.

After the meetings, Dubi commented, "It's encouraging to see that National Olympic Committees are taking advantage of the Invitation Phase. It allows them to come and ask questions about the bid process and how Olympic Agenda 2020 can help them to deliver great Olympic Games for the athletes that fit into their city's long-term social, sports, ecological and economic objectives. We were delighted to be able to welcome the DOSB to Lausanne today to answer their questions and give them information from the IOC on how best to maximize the legacies that a bid and the Games can deliver."

Olympic Agenda 2020's 40 recommendations were unanimously approved in December, 2014 by the IOC Session in Monaco as a way to form a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Last week, the IOC Executive Board agreed to a new ongoing implementation place of the 40 recommendations during their meeting in Rio de Janeiro. This new gathering was born out of the Olympic Agenda 2020 and forms part of the new 'Invitation Phase' of the Games' bid process.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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