The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the Evaluation Commission for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, headed by IOC member Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Sochi Organizing Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The IOC informed the three Candidate Cities, Oslo Norway, Almaty Kazakhstan and Beijing China, that the 2022 host city can anticipate a contribution of the IOC to the success of the Games of an overall estimated value of USD 880 million. The contribution consists of a share of the revenues of marketing programs run by the IOC; a contribution related to broadcast revenues, services provided by Olympic Broadcasting Services as the host broadcaster of the Games, and assistance provided to the Organising Committee by the IOC and related entities.
“At a time where we are finalising our discussions around Olympic Agenda 2020, the upcoming visits of the Evaluation Commission will reflect some of the new orientations that we foresee for the bidding process,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
The IOC will also grant other rights and benefits and provide other forms of assistance to the Organising Committee for the success of the Games which are described in the Host City Contract.
The three cities bidding for the 2022 Winter Games have until January 7, 2015 to submit their Candidature Files to the IOC.
The Commission will analyze the files and then visit each of the three cities between February and March, spending five days with each bid team. The Commission will examine the 14 themes of the IOC’s candidature questionnaire which includes topics such as vision, legacy and engagement, transport, accommodation, finance and sustainability.
The Commission will also visit the competition and non-competition venues proposed in the bid when it travels to the cities in February and March, 2015.
The Commission’s report, highlighting the risks and opportunities of the Candidate Cities’ projects, will be published prior to the IOC 2022 Briefing for IOC members to take place in June 2015, and will be made available on www.olympic.org.
The election of the host city for the 2022 Winter Games by the IOC Session takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 31, 2015.
Following is a full list of members of the Evaluation Commission:
Alexander ZHUKOV (RUS)
President, Russian Olympic Committee
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Barry MAISTER (NZL)
Vice-President, Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Olympic Champion, Hockey, Montreal 1976
Olympian, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Hockey
Adam PENGILLY (GBR)
IOC Athletes’ Commission representative
Olympian, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Skeleton
Board Member, London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
Tsunekazu TAKEDA (JPN)
President, Japanese Olympic Committee
Vice President, Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Olympian, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Equestrian jumping
Caroline ASSALIAN (CAN)
Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) representative
Chief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee
Dwight BELL (USA)
Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) representative
President of the United States Luge Association (1989 – 1998, 2006 – 2010)
Rita VAN DRIEL (NED)
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representative
Member at Large, IPC
Tatiana DOBROKHVALOVA (RUS)
Senior Vice-President, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Grant THOMAS (USA)
IOC advisor, Infrastructure
Senior Vice President for Venues and Transportation, Salt Lake City Organising Committee for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
John MCLAUGHLIN (CAN)
IOC advisor, Finance
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
David STUBBS (GBR)
IOC advisor, Sustainability
Head of Sustainability, London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
Tim GAYDA (CAN)
IOC advisor, Sport
Vice President of Sport, Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Joining the Commission will be IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi and IOC Head of Olympic Bid City Coordination Jacqueline Barrett.