The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board decided unanimously, following thorough due diligence, that all three host city applicants for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) – should progress to the second phase of the bid process.
The IOC did ask Annecy to re-evaluate its venue concept. During the Candidature Procedure, as the second phase is known, remaining Candidate Cities will be asked to submit their Candidature File – a more in-depth description of their Olympic project. These findings will be due on January 11, 2011, and will then be subject to a detailed assessment at the hands of the IOC’s 2018 Evaluation Commission.
The IOC Evaluation Commission’s review of Candidature Files will be published in a report, and sent to the IOC members at least one month before the vote. The IOC Executive Board then has the chance to cut down the number of cities that will be given the right to present their project to the final IOC Session. The full IOC Session will vote on the host city in Durban on July 6th, 2011.