2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Process: composition of the Evaluation Commission

29 Sep 2014

The IOC is pleased to announce that the Commission to evaluate the candidatures for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)* - will be composed of the following members:

Alexander ZHUKOV IOC Member
President, Russian Olympic Committee
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
IOC Members
Barry MAISTER Vice-President, Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Olympic Champion, Hockey, Montreal 1976
Olympian, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Hockey
Adam PENGILLY 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 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 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) representative
Chief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee
Dwight BELL Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) representative
President of the United States Luge Association (1989 – 1998, 2006 – 2010, 2014 – )
Rita VAN DRIEL International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representative
Member at Large, IPC
Tatiana DOBROKHVALOVA ** Senior Vice-President, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games RUS
Grant THOMAS 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 IOC advisor, Finance
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
David STUBBS IOC advisor, Sustainability
Head of Sustainability, London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
Tim GAYDA 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.

Commenting on the membership of the Commission, IOC President Thomas Bach said, “Each member of the Commission brings a wide range of expertise and experience and understands what it takes to host a sustainable, well-organised and ultimately successful Olympic Winter Games.”

“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. It is an exciting time for the Olympic Movement, and I rely on the Commission to actively contribute to the shaping of our future,” Bach added.   

In that context, the IOC has informed the Candidate Cities 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. This contribution consists of a share of the revenues of Marketing programmes 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.  In addition, 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. 

Changes that will already apply to the 2022 bidding process include the IOC’s obligation to determine and communicate to the city at the time of its election the full composition of the Olympic programme, and the new wording on non-discrimination relating to the Olympic Games and its participants - based on Fundamental Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter. These changes have been included in the intended final draft Host City Contract for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games which has recently been sent to the Candidate Cities.

The 2022 Candidate Cities have until 7 January 2015 to submit their Candidature Files to the IOC. 

After an analysis of these files, the Commission will visit each city between February and March and spend five full days with each bid team. Together they 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.

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 2022 host city by the IOC Session will take place in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 31 July 2015.

* The cities are listed according to a drawing of lots carried out by the IOC EB in December 2013.

** Tatiana Dobrokhvalova resigned on 28 January 2015 in view of new professional responsibilities.  


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