The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today opened the bidding processes for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020.
The bidding process for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games will feature two phases – the candidature acceptance procedure and the candidature procedure – and conclude with the election of the 2022 host city during the 127th IOC Session, to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 31 July 2015. Each NOC can nominate one city to enter the bidding process by the deadline of 14 November 2013.
Phase I involves a thorough review by the IOC of each city’s potential to organise the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Cities will be asked to reply to a questionnaire, and their answers will be studied by the IOC to help the IOC Executive Board select the cities that will move on to Phase II as Candidate Cities.
The questionnaire to which the Applicant Cities must respond, as well as all relevant information and deadlines related to the first phase of the 2022 bid process, can be found in the 2022 Candidature Acceptance Procedure.
In Phase II, Candidate Cities will be requested to detail their Olympic projects in their Candidature File and prepare for the visit of the IOC Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Commission will make a detailed technical risk assessment of each candidature and publish a report in time for the Candidate City Briefing to IOC Members.
Details of Phase I and Phase II follow:
|Deadline for NOCs to submit the name of an
|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
|July 2014 TBC|
|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|
The bidding process for the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020 will conclude with the election of the host city in May or June 2015. Each NOC can nominate one city to enter the bidding process by the deadline of 28 November 2013.
More information related to the Youth Olympic Games and the 2020 bid process can be found here.
Deadlines for the 2020 bid process:
|NOCs to inform IOC of name of a YOG Candidate City||28 November 2013|
|Signature of YOG Candidature Procedure||12 December 2013|
|IOC Workshop for 2020 YOG Candidate Cities (Lausanne)||15-16 January 2014 (TBC)|
|Submission of YOG Candidature File and other documents||17 June 2014|
|Nanjing 2014 Observer Programme||16-28 August 2014|
|Shortlist of Candidate Cities by IOC Executive Board||2-3 December 2014|
|Video conferences between Candidate Cities and Evaluation Commission||February/March 2015|
|Election of the host city||May-June 2015|
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