The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the five candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday (16 September).
Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles, USA; Paris, France, and Rome, Italy – will compete to host the Games in 2024 after submitting their applications to the IOC by the 15 September deadline.
In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the Host City Contract 2024 was also published on Wednesday. The IOC will contribute USD 1.7 billion in cash and services to the organising committee for the Olympic Games 2024.
“We are welcoming five outstanding and highly qualified Candidate Cities,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Olympic Agenda 2020 has shaped the Candidature Process more as an invitation and the cities have responded by engaging with the IOC through dialogue and cooperation. In the new invitation process the IOC learnt that all the candidates are embracing Olympic Agenda 2020 from their respective vision for the future of their city. Sustainability and legacy are the cornerstones of each candidature.”
In keeping with its commitment to good governance, transparency and ethics, following Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC has published all the documents related to the Candidature: Candidature Process Olympic Games 2024, Candidature Questionnaire Olympic Games 2024, Host City Contract Principles, and Host City Contract Operational Requirements. This is the first time that the full package of documentation has been made public at the very outset of the process.
The IOC will continue to work in close collaboration with each Candidate City to provide them with the best possible services and assistance in the lead-up to the election, by the full IOC Membership, of the Host City by the 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru in 2017.
Further information about the candidature process can be found at the IOC’s website.