Chinanews client, Beijing, November 28 (Bian Liqun) "Are you able to watch the Olympics at home again?" On the afternoon of the 27th, a news that "Sichuan and Chongqing will jointly bid for the Olympics" triggered heated discussions among netizens.
Similar to the Olympics and the World Cup, this is a top international sporting event, and it is also a large IP not limited to the sports field.
If it can be held in China, it will naturally be of great help to the development of sports.
Just like the fond memories of the Beijing Olympics 12 years ago, it still remains in people's minds.
But precisely because of the high specifications of such events, it is never easy to undertake.
Not to mention the actual implementation stage after winning the right to host, it often takes several years to go from "intention to undertaking" to "successful bidding". This is still on the premise of extremely smooth.
If you lose the election, it is a cycle of trying and waiting.
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Let's take a stroke. In order to bid for the Olympic Games, what steps should we take?
First, obtaining a "license" from your country is an indispensable condition.
In other words, if a certain city or several cities have the intention to bid for the Olympic Games, they must first obtain the approval of the Olympic Committee of the country or region where they are located, and obtain clear support from the government.
Only by doing this can you be qualified to submit a bid letter to the International Olympic Committee.
After that, the International Olympic Committee will conduct a preliminary screening and qualification review of the cities that have submitted their bids, and select the shortlisted candidate cities.
To some extent, at this point, the door to bid for the Olympic Games has been truly opened.
Data map: The Tokyo Olympics originally scheduled for 2020 have been postponed to 2021 due to the epidemic.
But so far, it's just the first step of the Long March.
The greater test is yet to come.
The shortlisted bidding cities must submit a bid report within the specified time. It is a plan around the bid, which involves all aspects.
After the bid report is submitted, the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Committee will conduct a very detailed field visit to the finalists.
Data map: The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Photo by Sun Hongjie issued by China News Agency
Take Beijing’s bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games as an example. As early as February 2001, 17 evaluation committee members came to Beijing, including representatives of the International Olympic Committee, representatives of individual international sports organizations and athletes.
The evaluation team conducted a four-day inspection in Beijing, during which it listened to the statements of the Beijing Olympic bid committee every morning and conducted field inspections in the afternoon.
After that, they went to Osaka, Japan, Toronto, Canada, Paris, France, and Istanbul, Turkey.
After the IOC Evaluation Committee has completed the inspection of all the shortlisted cities, the next step is the final part of the bidding process-the IOC will hold a plenary meeting to vote and determine the final host city.
On September 20, 2020, the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held at the Badaling Great Wall.
September 22 is the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics, which means that the preparations have entered the test-ready stage. All competition venues will be completed within this year and meet the test requirements. Various plans will be completed and finalized, and will enter a critical period of actual combat drills. .
Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita
Generally speaking, if you want to win the right to host the Olympics, you need to go through the major steps of domestic approval, IOC preliminary screening, submission of bid reports, evaluation committee inspections, and final voting.
Behind each step, there are countless staff members working day and night. The difficulty can be imagined.
After the news from Sichuan that "Sichuan and Chongqing will jointly bid for the Olympic Games" detonated the Internet, the "unknowing" response of the Chongqing Sports Bureau really made netizens confused.
Follow-up Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau also stated, “(The Olympic bid) belongs to our work plan and long-term goal, and we are currently actively connecting, communicating, and planning with Chongqing. Thank you all for your attention and support to the coordinated development of Sichuan and Chongqing sports!"
In any case, I hope this "long-term goal" will one day come true.