first_imgThe officials are: John Coates- IOC Vice President (Australia), Dr Robin Mitchell- IOC Member (Fiji), Barry Maister- IOC Member (New Zealand), Barbara Kendall- IOC Member (New Zealand), James Tomkins- IOC Member (Australia), Kevan Gosper- IOC Honorary Member (Australia) and Phil Coles- IOC Honorary Member (Australia).The crucial decision at this session will be made on Friday July 31 on the election of the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games.The two Candidate Cities bidding for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games are Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China.The two Candidate Cities bidding for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games are Brasov (Romania) and Lausanne (Switzerland).In June, the IOC released the report by the Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 highlighting the opportunities and challengers associated with hosting these Games in both candidate cities.The report by the Evaluation Commission is the first of its kind following the unanimous approval of the Olympic Agenda 2020 last December by the IOC.The Commission has also sought assurances from bid cities on matters relating to non-discrimination and other principles contained contained in the Olympic Charter and the Host City Contract.The report published by the Commission also addresses issues including freedom of the press and workers’ rights.The Bid Cities will make final presentations on Friday at the 128 Session before IOC Members vote on the host cities for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The 128th IOC Session concludes on Monday 3 August.last_img