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IOC outlines 2020 Olympic bid process- 5 Sep 2011 00:00:00

Following confirmation of the six applicant cities for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has outlined the timetable for the bidding process for Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo.

The six cities all tabled their bids before the deadline on Thursday night, and the IOC will vote on the host city on 7th September 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The IOC will announce the candidate cities for the Games in May 2012.

Then in January 2013, the candidates’ bid dossiers will be handed over to the IOC and the governing body’s Evaluation Committee will visit each city between February and April of that year.

The IOC will then publish a report on each bid, with candidates invited to the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland to brief IOC members on their bids ahead of the final vote.

The IOC said in a statement: ‘The International Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that six cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020’.

‘The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan)’.

Bookmakers have already named Tokyo as the early favourite for the Games followed by Madrid and European rival Rome.

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