The Session Organizing Committee has launched a website counting down the days to the event (now 119). The session is the final chance for the host cities to impress the IOC. On 6 July each candidate city will be giving a one hour presentation to the IOC, at the Raffles City Convention Centre. This will be followed by a 30 minute report by the Evaluation Commission which includes former ISAF President Paul HENDERSON (CAN) and former vice-president Ng Ser MIANG (SIN). At the end of the report, approximately 17:45 local time (0945 GMT), the vote to elect the 2012 Olympic Games host will take place. Finally at 1930 local time IOC President, Jacques ROGGE, will announce the results of the vote.
This is the first time Singapore has hosted an IOC Session. The session from 6-9 July will also give IOC members the chance to hear reports on the progress made by the Organizing Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid are the five candidate cities for the 2012 Olympic Games and all five cities have now been visited by the Evaluation Committee. Like Qingdao in the 2008 Olympic Games many of the candidate cities will hold the sailing events outside of the host city itself. Moscow and New York could hold the sailing within city limits (in Moscow on the Pestovskoye reservoir) while Paris would use La Rochelle; London, Weymouth and; Madrid, Palma de Mallorca.