Are Olympic hosts allowed to build new venues for the Games?

  • Are Olympic hosts allowed to build new venues for the Games?

    Since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) adopted Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Norm, no infrastructure is required to be built to host the Olympic Games. Hosts are encouraged as far as possible to use existing and temporary venues, which can be spread over several cities, regions or countries.

    If any new venues are built, these must be planned irrespective of the Games and shown to have a long term legacy justification and to be in line with existing development plans, to fit the needs of the local population.

    A recent IOC report called Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use found that 92 percent of the permanent Olympic venues from the 21st century, and 85 percent of all permanent venues are still in use today.

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