Future Host Commission
For The Olympic Winter Games


The mission of the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games is to explore, create and oversee interest in future Olympic Winter Games and Winter Youth Olympic Games.

The responsibilities of the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games include:

  • Reporting regularly to the IOC Executive Board
  • Advising and providing recommendations to the Executive Board in regard to future hosts, to enable the Executive Board to react to various developments and opportunities pertaining to Future Host Elections
  • Respecting a strict neutrality

The Commission was established following the adoption of the new approach by the IOC to Future Host Elections and is chaired by IOC Member Karl Stoss. Commission Members are not IOC Executive Board members or nationals of a country of an Interested Party and acknowledge and respect all information and provisions set out in the Future Host Commissions - Terms of Reference. The current Commission is gender balanced and includes representation from the International Federations, National Olympic Committees, IOC Athletes’ Commission and the International Paralympic Committee.

The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games is supported by the Future Olympic Games Hosts team in the Olympic Games Department.

More information about Future Host Elections can be found here: Future Host Elections webpage




Director in charge

  • Olympic Games Executive Director

*Temporarily replacing Mr Einars Fogelis, the International Luge Federation (FIL) President, who suspended his membership upon the Latvian Olympic Committee’s announcement that it was taking part in discussions with the Swedish Olympic Committee about Latvia potentially hosting some events as part of Sweden’s project to stage the Olympic Winter Games.