Candidature process

In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, the new Candidature Process is based on increased flexibility and an in-depth dialogue with the IOC and the Olympic Movement.
It has been redesigned to enable cities and NOCs to have more sustainable, feasible and cost-effective Olympic Games, and to align with their local, regional and national long-term development goals.


Development of the process

The Candidature Process 2024 was the first to receive the full benefits of Olympic Agenda 2020 from start to finish. It also had a positive impact on earlier candidatures and Games Organising Committees. For example, the new collaborative approach helped identify USD 2.2 billion in savings in capital investments for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

This positive impact of Olympic Agenda 2020 prompted the IOC to consider further initiatives.

In 2016, the IOC established the Olympic Winter Games Strategic Review Working Group to seek ways to enhance the Olympic Winter Games to make them more sustainable and less impactful in financial, operational and environmental terms.