International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said Wednesday following the presentations of the three cities – Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang – bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, that “all three cities made impressive presentations. For the past decade, a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work has been invested by the IOC to improve the evaluation process.
“We believe that we now have in place a sophisticated procedure, and the technical briefings provide an excellent opportunity for IOC members and Candidate Cities alike. This meeting gives the IOC members greater clarity concerning each city’s bid, which is crucial for them when making their evaluations and ultimately, the most informed decision possible in July”.
The 2018 Candidate Cities’ briefing for IOC members will end Thursday with each city meeting separately with the IOC members. The cities will then have the opportunity to answer follow-up questions about their projects from the members in the morning, followed by the media in the afternoon.