Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang, the three cities bidding for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, will now proceed to Phase 1 of the IOC’s two-step procedure leading to the election of the 2018 host city selection in Durban South Africa in July 2011.
Phase 1, known as the Candidature Acceptance Procedure, involves a review by the IOC of each city’s potential to organize successful Winter Games in 2018. The cities are required to answer a questionnaire, and their answers are studied by the IOC. At the end of the first phase the IOC Executive Board will select the cities that will become Candidate Cities to move on to Phase 2.
During Phase 2, the Candidate Procedure, Candidate Cities will be requested to submit their Candidature File – an in-depth description of their Olympic project – which will be subject to a technical assessment made by the IOC Evaluation Commission, and the commission’s appraisal will be published in a report sent to the IOC members no later than one month before their vote on July 6, 2011.