The Commission, including International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representative Greg Hartung, was presented with details of the city's Candidature File, ranging from Environment to Paralympics. During the four-days visit various federal, state and local government officials, leaders from the business, civic and community world as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes introduced their respective areas of expertise. The visit ended with a tour of the proposed venue sites.
The next Candidate City to visit is Tokyo (Japan) from 16-19 April 2009, followed by Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 29 April to 2 May 2009 and Madrid (Spain) from 5-8 May 2009.
In each city, the Evaluation Commission will have an in-depth look, provided through presentations and on-site visits, into 17 different themes, including Paralympic Games, transport, accommodation, technology, media operations, environment and meteorology, finance, security, sport and venues and Athletes village(s). The outcome will be summarized in a technical report, which will be published and submitted to all IOC members no later than one month before the election of the Host City, taking place on 2 October during the IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information about the bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, please visit the official website of the IOC at www.olympic.org.