2016 Games: it’s time to choose
The election of the host city of the 2016 Games will take place on 2 October 2009 during the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen (Denmark). Following the presentations of the Candidate Cities, and before the IOC members cast their votes, the Commission Chairwoman, Nawal El Moutawakel, will present a final report. The city which obtains the absolute majority of votes will be elected.
From seven applicant cities to one host city
The election in Copenhagen will be the culmination of a process which kicked off on 16 May 2007, when the IOC asked National Olympic Committees to nominate cities as Applicant Cities for the 2016 Games.
- 13 September 2007: the IOC announced the names of seven Applicant Cities, namely, in alphabetical order, Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago (USA), Doha (Qatar), Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan).
- 4 June 2008: Four of the seven cities were selected by the IOC’s Executive Board as Candidate Cities.
- 12 February 2009: the four candidates submitted a Candidature File based on the 17 themes of the IOC’s Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire.
- 17-18 June 2009: IOC members attended a two-day briefing in Lausanne, during which the Candidate Cities presented the technical aspects of their candidature to them and answered their questions.
Find out more about the candidature procedure
Official websites of candidate cities :
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