Joint Olympic Bids to be Considered at Agenda 2020

November 19, 2014

A change in the bidding process for the Olympic Games is one of the main recommomendations for the Olympic 2020 Agenda as IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals.

The IOC is looking towards “a new philosophy” in terms of bidding after six cities dropped out of the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

With several cities considering bids for the 2024 Summer Olympics, ed the changes from the Olympic Agenda 2020 in Monaco next month will be eagerly awaited.

Bach confirmed one of the proposals was for the bidding process to be an “invitation phase” for potential host cities to outline plans with the IOC.

These plans can include the possibility of joint bids from countries to host competitions in “exceptional cases”.

Recommendation one states: “The organisation of sports and events outside the host city and even, buy in exceptional cases, prostate outside the host country could also be allowed”

“These 40 recommendations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle,” said Thomas Bach

“When you put them together, a picture emerges that shows the IOC safeguarding the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthening sport in society.”

The future of the Olympic Movement will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session on 8 and 9 December in Monaco.