IOC Announces 2016 Summer Games Evaluation Commission
The 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Evaluation Commission was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday and is headed by Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco, who chaired the evaluation commission for the 2012 Summer Games bid.
The commission has representatives from the Olympic Movement as well as several advisors who will analyze the candidature files of the four bid cities, which include Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Madrid. The files are to be submitted by February 12, 2009.
On the commission are Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli, IOC Member Ching-Kuo Wu from Chinese Taipei, IOC Member Craig Reedie from Great Britain, IOC Member Guy Drut from France, IOC Member Mounir Sabet from Egypt, IOC Member and Athletes' Commisssion Representative Alexander Popov from Russia, IOC Member and ASOIF Representative Els van Breda Vriesman from The Netherlands and IPC Representative Gregory Hartung from Australia.
The commission will also make on-site inspections around the second quarter of 2009 before issuing a comprehensive technical appraisal for IOC members one month before it elects the 2016 host city on October 2, 2009 at the 121st IOC session in Copenhagen.Write or read comments about this article
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