Bidding Cities meet in Moscow

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IOC president Jacques Rogge arrived in Moscow (Russian Federation) on Thursday 12April 2012 for the opening ceremony of the XVIII ANOC General Assembly and the joint IOC Executive Board–ANOC Council meeting. The IOC president also had a meeting with the president of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and the prime minister, Vladimir Putin.

The ANOC meeting also represented Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyos first opportunity to engage with an international audience. The platform also allowed the bids to present their Games visions to the worlds NOCs for the only time before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes on the host city in September 2013.

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