7 Applicant NOCs/Cities for the 2016 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that 7 cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago (USA), Doha (Qatar), Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan).
NOCs had until 13 September 2007 to notify the IOC that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying.
The 7 Applicant Cities will now proceed to Phase 1 of the IOC’s two-step procedure, which will lead to the election of the 2016 host city in Copenhagen in October 2009.