The key dates of the procedure are as follows:
Known as the candidature acceptance procedure, involves a thorough review by the IOC of each city's potential to organize the 2016 Olympic Games. Cities will be asked to reply to a questionnaire. Their answers will be studied by the IOC in order to help the IOC Executive Board to select the cities that will become Candidate Cities and therefore move on to Phase II.
|13 September 2007||NOCs to inform the IOC of the name of an Applicant City|
|14 January 2008||Submission of Application File and guarantee letters to the IOC|
|January -June 2008||Examination of replies by the IOC|
|June 2008||IOC Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities|
known as the candidature procedure, Candidate Cities will be requested to submit their Candidature File, that is to say an in-depth description of their Olympic project, and prepare for the visit of the IOC Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Commission will make a detailed technical assessment of each candidature and publish a report one month before the election of the Host City for IOC members to review.
|8 - 24 August 2008||Olympic Games Observer Programme - Beijing 2008|
|12 February 2008||Submission of Candidature File to the IOC|
|One month before the election of the Host City||Report of the 2016 IOC Evaluation Commission|
|2 October 2009||Election of the Host City of the 2016 Olympic Games during the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen|
All relevant information and deadlines relating to the first phase of the 2016 bid process are contained in the Candidature Acceptance Procedure and Questionnaire.
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