Who chooses the host city for future Olympic Games?
It is the members of the IOC, meeting at their Session, who choose the host city. Electing the host city for the Olympic Games is one of the powers of the Session.
The host city is elected by a majority of the votes cast. Each active member has one vote. The members who are nationals of the countries with a Candidate City are not allowed to vote when their city remains in contention.
The honorary members, honour members and suspended members are not allowed to vote. If a majority is not achieved in the first round of voting, the Candidate City with the fewest votes is eliminated, and a further round of voting is held. The detailed results are announced at the end of each round.
- How are the host cities for the Olympic Games chosen?
- What conditions must cities fulfil to be candidates to stage the Olympic Games?
- Who assesses the candidature files of the cities wishing to host the Games?
- What powers does the Session have?
- Where will the next Olympic Games be held?
- When was Sochi chosen as the host city of the 2014 Winter Games?