IOC Evaluation Commission Visits Rio

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games concluded its visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 2 May. 04 May 2009 By IPC

After Chicago (USA) and Tokyo (Japan), the IOC Evaluation Commission conducted its third official site inspection over a course of four days in Rio de Janeiro. The inspection included meetings with and presentations by several Government representatives, such as Minister of Sport Orlando Silva, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Governor Sergio Cabral, Rio 2016 Bid Committee members, as well as Paralympic and Olympic athletes from Brazil.

The 2016 Evaluation Commission is lead by Chairperson Nawal El Moutawakel and includes International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representative Greg Hartung. The last Candidate City for the Commission to visit is Madrid, Spain, from 5-8 May 2009.

Provided through presentations and on-site visits, each Bid City provides the Evaluation Commission with an in-depth look into 17 different themes, including Paralympic Games, transportation, 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, which takes 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