It is the members of the IOC, meeting at their Session, who choose the host. Electing the host for the Olympic Games is one of the powers of the Session.
The host city is elected by a majority of the votes cast by secret ballot. Each active member has one vote. An IOC member must refrain from taking part in a vote when the vote concerns an Olympic Games host election in which a city or any other public authority in the country of which he is a national is a candidate.
The honorary members, honour members and suspended members are not allowed to vote. If a majority is not achieved in the first round of voting, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and a further round or rounds of voting are held until a majority is obtained by one candidate.
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