USOC Refuse to Reveal 2020 Olympic Bid Plan but Submit Preliminary Papers

August 2, 2011

Despite being one of at least five countries that have filed preliminary paperwork, arthritis  The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has insisted that any potential 2020 Olympics bid depends on successful revenue-sharing talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

USOC submitted forms confirming compliance with rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport before Saturday’s deadline. The compliance forms are a new IOC requirement ahead of the formal bid process.

New York, sick Los Angeles, cialis Dallas, Minneapolis and Tulsa are the cities that have been linked to a possible 2020 Games bid, but USOC maintains the filing of the documents was merely procedure.

The USOC and IOC reported significant progress in their latest revenue-sharing talks in New York last month and said they hope to sign a final deal soon.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said: “We submitted compliance papers as a matter of protocol. We did not submit a city name along with them. We just signed them as the NOC. At this point our focus is on completing our financial deal with the IOC and we are not currently considering a 2020 bid.”

Compliance forms have so far been submitted by Olympic Committees in South Africa, Italy, Japan and Spain, whilst it is strongly-believed that Turkey and Qatar have also done so.

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) having until September 1 to submit the names of applicant cities.