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26 June 2001, 03:23 pm
Election of the Host City for 2008 Olympic Games
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112th IOC Session

On 13th July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow, the Host City for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 will be elected by the IOC members.

There are 17 days to go until the election of the Host City for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008. For the first time the new two-phase election procedure adopted during the 110th IOC Session was used. After an intial selection phase including 10 cities interested in hosting the 2008 Games, the IOC executieve Board accepted five Candidate Cities on 28 August 2000. These cities submitted their Candidature Files to the IOC and were then visited by the IOC Evaluation Commission.

The five Candidate Cities up for election as the Host City for the 2008 Games are:

Osako
Paris
Toronto
Beijing
Istanbul

A live broadcast of the election will be available on the IOC website:

www.moscow2001.olympic.org/en/index.html

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