12 May 2017
IOC Evaluation Comission will go to Los Angeles and Paris
In mid-May the IOC Evaluation Comission for the preparation of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will visit cities candidates Los Angeles and Paris. The comission will spend three days in each city. The program of the trip includes inspection of Olympic venues and meetings with representatives of the bidding committees.
Visits of the IOC Evaluation Comission to the USA and France are final stages of the new three-step applications’ evaluation procedure, which resulted from the adoption of Agenda 2020, the IOC Strategic Action Plan for the development of the Olympic Movement.
‘We have two great candidates. Now we want to receive more detailed information on the proposals, prepared by the cities, and visit future Olympic venues. We will discuss not only how if the organization and implementation of the Games meets the needs of athletes, but also how this ensures the implementation of long-term urban plans in the field of social and economic development,’ said the Chairman of the IOC Commission Patric Baumann.
IOC cooperation with 2024 Olympics host city candidates began two years ago in the framework of the implementation of Agenda 2020. at first special attention was paid to how candidates see the perspectives of solving priority state objectives through the organization and implementation of the Olympic Games. At the second stage financial aspects were considered. The third stage was devoted to the questions of organization and implementation of the Games, and the Olympic heritage.
‘We want to understand, what the Olympic Games will be like in 2024, but it is not the examination’, said Patric Baumann.
After the visits in Paris and Los Angeles the IOC Commission will meet in Lausanne to discuss the results. On July 5, 2017, the final report will be sent to the IOC members and posted on the IOC on the official website.
Heads of Los Angeles and Paris Bidding Committies will give their comments during the brifing for the IOC members and the representatives of the international sports federations, that will be held in Lausanne on July 11 and 12, 2017. The capital of the 2024 OG will be chosen on September 13, 2017 at the IOC Session in Lima.