Bach expects more from candidate cities' presentations for 2022 Winter Games

Updated: 2015-06-09 10:37


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Bach expects more from candidate cities' presentations for 2022 Winter Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach adresses the media during a press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday that he's expecting more for the coming presentations from Beijing and Almaty, the duo candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Games.

"I'm really looking forward to the presentations tomorrow because this will be an opportunity to learn more about how the candidates want to position their candidature and their project, and how they want to address Olympic Agenda 2020," Bach told a press conference after the two-day IOC Executive Board meeting.

"I'm very happy with the response to the IOC Evaluation Commission report because it also shows that the spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020 is already playing a good role in this procedure that has been started way ahead of Agenda 2020."

Around 85 IOC members will be present on Tuesday when the two candidate cities Beijing and Almaty make milestone presentations, before visiting their seperate showrooms and meeting with 2022 IOC Evaluation Commission for internal communications.

"I'm also looking forward to the internal discussion with the evaluation commission because this is also a new element we have been introducing so will also be a learning process for us, how this idea is working and having its effect on the opinion-building of the IOC members," added Bach.

In the previous way, the IOC Evaluation Commission just hand over the paper report to the memberships, rather than discussing details and giving opinions.