IOC set new Olympics time frame rules
October 27, 2010
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has changed the rules regarding dealing with the time frame for bidding cities to host the Olympic Games.
Olympic guidelines set the time frame between July 15 and August 31 due to the extensive appointments in the international sports calendar. Hence in 2008, price Qatar bid was excluded because they proposed to stage the Games in October due to the extreme heat conditions in the summer months.
Following an IOC executive board meeting, health it was concluded that the decision to change the dates will be submitted to the Executive Board in the initial phase of bidding. This will eliminate allowing cities to go to the second phase of bidding unnecessarily if their proposed dates do not meet the requirements of the IOC.
Another key modification in the bidding process was that bid proposals from the cities located in the southern hemisphere to stage the winter Games will also have to go through an early vetting process.
The IOC also is looking at simplifying the paperwork in the submission process and also eliminating duplicate paperwork.