YOG 2010: Bid city presentations via video conference
After selecting five Candidate Cities for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the IOC announced today the procedure it will follow to evaluate these candidates. Athens (GRE), Bangkok (THA), Moscow (RUS), Singapore (SIN) and Turin (ITA) will have to overcome several hurdles before they know who will be selected to host these 1st Youth Olympic Games.
The IOC Evaluation Commission is innovating in the way it is evaluating the cities. It will not travel to the five cities, but will offer each one of them the opportunity to formally present its bid by way of a video conference call. The following principles will apply for this call: video conference calls shall last a maximum of one hour; the six members of the IOC Evaluation Commission shall meet in Lausanne for the video conference; the choice of who to include on the city’s panel is up to the bid committee/NOC but could include IOC members from the country, representatives of the bid committee/NOC, public authorities, government or experts, for example; and the video conference call shall be structured in two parts: a 15-20 minute verbal presentation by the city to present its bid, followed by questions and answers.
The IOC Evaluation Commission will submit its report to the IOC Executive Board at the end of January 2008. On the basis of this report, the IOC Executive Board will recommend which Candidate Cities will be submitted to the IOC members for election as host city. Following a postal vote by all IOC members, the host city for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games will be announced at the end of February 2008.
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