(ATR) Full reports from the IOC Evaluation Commission's visits to Los Angeles and Paris are now online.
A link to the report can be found here.
The reports, the first of the Olympic Agenda 2020 era, highlight the full strengths and weaknesses of each bid's 2024 Olympics plan delivering full information from the visits to all IOC members. The reports were expected to be largely positive, but highlight any areas of the bids that could use improvement.
The IOC has not signaled how the reports will play in the unique bid race that is for the 2024 Games. Members of the IOC will meet next week in Lausanne for an Extraordinary Session to debate and vote on a plan to jointly award the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.
After the session, IOC members will have their first interaction with representatives from the LA and Paris bids in Lausanne. The IOC was originally set to vote on the 2024 Olympic host in Lima this September.
Information from the report could greatly impact the forthcoming debates, as well as each bid's position on accepting either Games. Currently both bids have expressed openness to a dual award from the IOC, while Paris is the only bid to signal it would be opposed to accepting the 2028 Olympics.
Members contacted by Around the Rings yesterday said they had yet to receive the IOC evaluation reports, claiming they had not been told when to expect them. One said: "I hope we get them before the briefing session next week."
More to come.
Written by Aaron Bauer
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