Three Apply For 2020 Olympics

(LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that it has received the Candidature Files of the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games: Istanbul, Turkey, Tokyo, Japan, and Madrid, Spain.

The IOC Evaluation Commission, chaired by IOC Vice-President Sir Craig Reedie, will now analyse the Candidature Files and make on-site inspections.

The Commission will then prepare a detailed risk analysis report that will be published to coincide with the 2020 Candidate Briefing for IOC Members, which will take place in Lausanne on 3 and 4 July 2013. The election of the host city will take place on 7 September during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“The submission of the Candidature Files represents an important milestone for the Candidate Cities and the cities should be congratulated for their excellent work,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge.


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