2020 Olympics host city bid announced, six applicant cities to compete

By on Sep 3, 2011 in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Sports, World Comments

The bid for the 2020 Olympics host city has started, as six applicant cities were announced to be competing with each other, which have already submitted their application.



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According to the press release of International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its official website on Friday, September 2, 2011, the six cities came from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

In alphabetical order, the six cities who have already placed their bids to be the 2020 Olympics host are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan).

All of these cities have already applied through their respective National Olympic Committee (NOC) units, with the last day of notification to IOC ended last Thursday, September 1, 2011.

As noted by IOC, these cities will proceed to a two-phase procedure and will lead the election of the 2020 Olympics host city, which will be on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Candidature Acceptance Procedure, which is Phase 1, will focus on the technical review and the ability of the city to be the 2020 Olympics host, wherein questions will be given to each Applicant City.

The Applicant Cities must submit their answers to IOC by February 15, 2012 and the selected cities after this phase will be revealed and will be called as Candidate Cities.

For Phase 2, called Candidature Procedure, each Candidate City will submit their Candidature File, an in-depth description of their Olympic project, and should be submitted to IOC not later than one month before the election.

Apparently, all six cities have previous bids as two of them have previously hosted the Olympics, Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964, while it is now the fifth bid for Istanbul.



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