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ELECTION OF AN OLYMPIC GAMES HOST CITY > Host city election







What were the results of previous elections?



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Who chooses the host cities of future Olympic Games?



The IOC members meeting in Session choose each host city. The choice of host city of the Olympic Games is one of the powers of the Session, which is the general assembly of the IOC members.


The IOC Session





The host city is elected by a majority of those voting, and each active member has one vote. Members who are nationals of the countries which have a candidate city taking part in the election must refrain from voting for as long as their city is in contention.


IOC honorary and honour members, and any members suspended, are not allowed to vote. If no city obtains a majority in the first round, the candidate city with the least votes is eliminated, and another vote taken. The results are made known after each round of voting.





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Fact sheet about the Host city election












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