IOC announces 2020 deadlines

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The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrapped up its first meeting of 2011 in Lausanne on 13 January, coinciding with the one–year–to–go mark until the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, from 13 to 22 January 2012.

The EB agreed on a timeline for the bidding process for the 2020 Olympic Games that the IOC will distribute to all National Olympic Committees (NOC) later in January 2011. The NOCs have until 1 September to submit the name of an applicant city, and these cities will then be required to submit their application files and guarantee letters to the IOC by 15 February 2012. The election of the Host City of the 2020 Olympic Games will be made on 7 September 2013 during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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