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Hong Kong To Bid For 2011 Ioc Session


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Recently news in Hong Kong reported that the Hong Kong NOC will bid for 2011 IOC session. The Hong Kong SAR Government has just summitted a paper to the Legislative Council for fund application.

The news cited from the Hong Kong SAR Government that Hong Kong is confident to host the event. Hong Kong is experienced in hosting international conferences such as the WTO Ministerial Conference in 2005. Adding to that Hong Kong is going to host the Beijing Olympic equestrian events in 2008, and the 5th East Asian Games in 2009.

The proposed venue of the session is not clear now. Probably will be the Hong Kong Cenvention and Exhibition Centre, which was the venue of the Hong Kong handover in 1997, or the AsiaWorld-Expo, which is even larger and located just next to the Hong Kong International Airport and only 15 mins from the Hong Kong Disneyland.

The government paper summitted to the Legislative Councul (PDF)

http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr07-08/english/pa...cb2-245-3-e.pdf

Apart from Hong Kong, Doha has also announced to bid for the 2011 IOC Session.

The host of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be announced in this IOC Session.

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Good luck Hong Kong!

Hmmm. So that would be the vote for the 2018 WOGs. These sessions tend to stay away from the geographical areav likely to win that round. Korea (PyeongChang) may not be keen on it in HK. Much less if Harbin decides to bid.

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Hmmm. So that would be the vote for the 2018 WOGs. These sessions tend to stay away from the geographical areav likely to win that round. Korea (PyeongChang) may not be keen on it in HK. Much less if Harbin decides to bid.

Not necessarly. Athens, Barcelona, Albertville were elected in Lausanne.

Harbin would be an interesting case though. The Session host city cannot be from a country bidding for the Games to be awarded during that same session. Technically Hong Kong and China are two separate NOCs but then Hong-Kong is part of China...

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