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Tue. 14 April 2015

Round table : "Olympic Agenda 2020: Towards a new bidding model for the Olympic Games ?" (This round table will be held in French with simultaneous translation in English)

The 127th IOC Session which took place in Monaco between the 8th and 9th December 2014, established the Olympic Agenda 2020 with its 40 recommendations to define the future vision of the Olympic Movement.

This strategic review supported the continued development of various areas, such as the Olympic Games bidding process, main competition programme, the reinforcement of good governance, ethical principles and the creation of an Olympic TV channel.

Taking into account the reluctance of certain countries to consider an Olympic Games host city bid, the Agenda 2020 puts forward many recommendations with the aim of making any application to the Olympic Games more attractive. It promotes the exploitation of existing infrastructure, the use of temporary facilities and helping to collaborate with projects of other regions, in order to ease Games organisation and lower costs.

The various recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020 have now been incorporated in the application procedure for the Olympic Games 2024. However, the implementation of these measures has raised many new questions. Are we heading for a new bidding process for the Olympic Games? Will these measures allow new cities to host this prestigious event? 

It is in order to find answers to these questions that the CIES has decided to organise a round table, which gathers various specialists in this area. Their expertise will help to understand these changes and the influence of the Olympic Agenda 2020 on future Olympic bid applications.

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‘Olympic Agenda 2020: Towards a new bidding model for the Olympic Games?’


Patrick Baumann (FIBA Secretary General and President for the Lausanne 2020 application)

François Carrard (Attorney at law and former IOC Executive Director)

Christophe Dubi (IOC Olympic Games Executive Director) 

Denis Masseglia (President of the French National Olympic and Sport Committee)

Denis Oswald (Member of the IOC and CIES Director)

Perrine Pelen (Olympic Champion in alpine skiing and ambassador for the Annecy 2018 application)


18h30 – 18h35 Welcome messages: Jean-Philippe Rochat Atty, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA and Vice President of Swiss-Ski

18h35 – 18h45 Official opening of WISE: In the presence of Andreane Jordan Meier, DES Secretary General, and Marc Vuilleumier, Municipal Representative

18h45 – 19h00 Olympic Agenda 2020: Christophe Dubi, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director

19h00 – 20h00 Round table: ‘Olympic Agenda 2020: Towards a new bidding model for the Olympic Games ?’  - Moderator: Denis Oswald, Member of the IOC and CIES Director

20h00 – 20h30 Questions from the public

20h30 Complementary cocktail


Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 (Doors open at 18h00)

Registration deadline for this FREE EVENT: Monday May 4th 2015 via email at: [email protected]

Location: Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, Salle de Lausanne, Avenue des Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne, Suisse

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