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BID PROFILE AND FACT SHEET - 2016 SUMMER OLYMPIC BIDS


Bid: 2016 Summer Olympics

When IOC Chooses Winner: October 2, 2009 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bid Status: Four cities make short list, bid books due January.

Bid Documents: Candidature Acceptance Procedure (Large PDF)

Bid Documents: Applicant Evaluation Report(Large PDF)



Confirmed 2016 Bids Candidates Accepted By IOC

Chicago, USA
Madrid, Spain
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tokyo, Japan


2016 Bid Logos
Baku 2016Chicago 2016Doha 2016Madrid 2016Prague 2016Rio 2016Tokyo 2016



2016 Bid Timeline Dates set by bid committees and IOC
February 8, 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark selected as host city for 2009 Olympic Congress and final 2016 bid vote
May 8-18, 2006 US Olympic Committee visits mayors of Houston (May 8), Philadelphia (May 9), Chicago (May 10), Los Angeles (May 18) and San Francisco (May 18) for 2 hour assessment meetings
July 26, 2006 US Olympic Committee narrows nomination short list to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. USOC still hasn't decided whether to bid.
August 30, 2006 Japan Olympic Committee nominated Tokyo over Fukuoka for 2016 Bid
September 1, 2006 Brazil's Olympic Committee nominates Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Bid
January 9, 2007, 2007 The USOC finalizes its intention to bid for 2016.
January 22, 2007, 2007 Bid books for Chicago and Los Angeles due into the USOC.
Feb. 28 - March 2, 2007 The USOC conducts site evaluation visit to Los Angeles.
March 5 - 7, 2007 The USOC conducts site evaluation visit to Chicago.
April 14, 2007 The USOC chooses Chicago over Los Angeles for its 2016 nomination.
May 16, 2007 IOC officially launches 2016 Race with schedule and instructions
May 30, 2007 Spain's Olympic Committee confirms Madrid 2016 bid
August 31, 2007 Prague announces 2016 Olympic bid
September 10, 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announces bid officially
September 13, 2007 Application for the 2016 bids were due into the IOC. Seven cities applied.
October 1, 2007 Signature of the Candidature Acceptance Procedure
October 1, 2007 Payment of Candidature Acceptance Fee of USD$150,000
January 14, 2008 Submission of Application File (mini bid books) and guarantee letters to the IOC
June 4, 2008 IOC Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities at SportAccord - Candidates must pay a USD$500,000 fee
August 8-24 2008 Olympic Games Observer Programme Beijing 2008
February 12, 2009 Submission of Candidature File to the IOC
September 2, 2009 Report of the 2016 IOC Evaluation Commission
October 2, 2009 FINAL 2016 VOTE - 121st IOC Session and Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark




Former Applicant 2016 Bids Bid Missing Short List (Cut June 4, 2008)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Doha, QAT
Prague, Czech Republic


Former Potential 2016 Bid Cities (were in planning stages):

Argentina (Announced Argentina's Vice President on May 28, 2006)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (According to March 1, 2004 Report)
Hamburg or Berlin, Germany (According to February 17, 2004 Mayor's Announcement)
Kenya (GamesBids.com Reports January 12, 2005)
Netherlands (Reported May 20, 2006)
Portugal (GamesBids.com Reports January 7, 2004)
Thailand (According to September 15, 2004 Report)


Cancelled 2016 Bid Cities:

Baltimore, USA
Brussels or Flanders, Belgium (Prime Minister announced September 17, 2003)
Fukuoka, Japan
India (GamesBids.com Reports April 23, 2007)
Los Angeles, USA (Eliminated by USOC April 14, 2007)
Monterrey, Mexico
Moscow, Russia (After 2012 loss, opted out for 2016)
Sapporo, Japan (Report February 18, 2006)
San Francisco, USA (November 13, 2006)
San Diego USA, Tijuana Mexico
Houston and Philadelphia, USA Missed USOC shortlist


Potential 2020 Bid Cities:

Budapest, Hungary (June 28, 2007 Report)
Busan, South Korea (Busan's Mayor announced on November 14, 2005)
Cape Town, South Africa (April 9, 2003 Report)
Copenhagen, Denmark (March 7, 2006 Report)
Delhi, India (GamesBids.com Reports April 28, 2007)
Mexico (Reported May 20, 2006)
Milan, Italy (GamesBids.com Reports June 18, 2006)
Rome, Italy Pushed potential 2016 bid to 2020 after Sochi 2014 win.
St. Paul/Minneapolis, USA (According to March 21, 2006 Report)
St. Petersburg, Russia (July 11, 2007 Report)
Taiwan (January 29, 2007 Report)


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