Report 125th Session - live chat in 2020 Olympic Games Bid Posted September 7, 2013 Could someone confirm if the rules of the votes allow the number of votes of the tie breaker to be announced before the final vote ? I don't think that is an issue. The IOC members probably need to know the result of the tie immediately, considering it is a head-to-head elimination of just two candidates that already tied. They need to feel confident that going into the next round, the city going forward is the one that should go forward. Like how in the 2004 race, Cape Town got ahead of Buenos Aries after their bottom tie in the first round, and then Cape Town made it passed Stockholm in the next round.