New “Invitation Phase” sees IOC welcome German National Olympic Committee delegation to Lausanne

02 Mar 2015
IOC News

As part of the on-going implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, a  German National Olympic Committee (DOSB) delegation, led by DOSB Chief Executive Officer Michael Vesper, was welcomed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s headquarters in Lausanne today. The DOSB was in town to take advantage of the new “Invitation Phase” of the Olympic Games’ bidding process that has come out of the Olympic Agenda’s reforms.

In a meeting led by Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, the DOSB delegation was able to find out more information about the 2024 bid process and the requirements for hosting the Games themselves. The meeting gave the DOSB delegation an opportunity to better understand the impact of the reforms and how their plans for a potential bid can fit into them.

This gathering forms part of the new ‘Invitation Phase’ of the Games’ bid process, which was born out of Olympic Agenda 2020. The 40 recommendations from Olympic Agenda 2020 were unanimously approved by the IOC Session in Monaco in December last year and form a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC Executive Board agreed the ongoing implementation plan for these recommendations at its meeting in Rio de Janeiro last week.

Speaking afterwards, Dubi said: “It’s encouraging to see that National Olympic Committees are taking advantage of the Invitation Phase. It allows them to come and ask questions about the bid process and how Olympic Agenda 2020 can help them to deliver great Olympic Games for the athletes that fit into their city’s long-term social, sports, ecological and economic objectives. We were delighted to be able to welcome the DOSB to Lausanne today to answer their questions and give them information from the IOC on how best to maximise the legacies that a bid and the Games can deliver.”

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