New Zealand IOC member, Barry Maister ONZM has been announced by the IOC as a member of the Commission to evaluate the candidatures for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games - Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)* 

Commenting on the membership of the Commission, IOC President Thomas Bach said, Each member of the Commission brings a wide range of expertise and experience and understands what it takes to host a sustainable, well-organised and ultimately successful Olympic Winter Games.

At a time where we are finalising our discussions around Olympic Agenda 2020, the upcoming visits of the Evaluation Commission will reflect some of the new orientations that we foresee for the bidding process. It is an exciting time for the Olympic Movement, and I rely on the Commission to actively contribute to the shaping of our future, Bach added.   

In that context, the IOC has informed the Candidate Cities that the 2022 host city can anticipate a contribution of the IOC to the success of the Games of an overall estimated value of USD 880 Million. This contribution consists of a share of the revenues of Marketing programmes run by the IOC, a contribution related to broadcast revenues, services provided by Olympic Broadcasting Services as the host broadcaster of the Games and assistance provided to the Organising Committee by the IOC and related entities.  In addition, the IOC will also grant other rights and benefits and provide other forms of assistance to the Organising Committee for the success of the Games which are described in the Host City Contract. 

Changes that will already apply to the 2022 bidding process include the IOCs obligation to determine and communicate to the city at the time of its election the full composition of the Olympic programme, and the new wording on non-discrimination relating to the Olympic Games and its participants - based on Fundamental Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter. These changes have been included in the intended final draft Host City Contract for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games which has recently been sent to the Candidate Cities.

The 2022 Candidate Cities have until 7 January 2015 to submit their Candidature Files to the IOC. 

After an analysis of these files, the Commission will visit each city between February and March and spend five full days with each bid team. Together they will examine the 14 themes of the IOCs candidature questionnaire, which includes topics such as vision, legacy and engagement, transport, accommodation, finance and sustainability. The Commission will also visit the competition and non-competition venues proposed in the bid.

The Commissions report, highlighting the risks and opportunities of the Candidate Cities projects, will be published prior to the IOC 2022 Briefing for IOC Members to take place in June 2015 and will be made available on

The election of the 2022 host city by the IOC Session will take place in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 31 July 2015.

*The cities are listed according to a drawing of lots carried out by the IOC EB in December 2013.


Alexander ZHUKOV (RUS)IOC MemberPresident, Russian Olympic CommitteeChairman of the Supervisory Board, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

IOC Members

Barry MAISTER (NZL)Vice-President, Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)Olympic Champion, Hockey, Montreal 1976Olympian, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Hockey

Adam PENGILLY (GBR)IOC Athletes Commission representative Olympian, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, SkeletonBoard Member, London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 

Tsunekazu TAKEDA (JPN)President, Japanese Olympic CommitteeVice President, Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic GamesOlympian, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Equestrian jumping


Caroline ASSALIAN (CAN)Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) representativeChief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee 

Dwight BELL (USA)Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) representativePresident of the United States Luge Association (1989 1998, 2006 2010) 

Rita VAN DRIEL (NED)International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representativeMember at Large, IPC 

Tatiana DOBROKHVALOVA (RUS)Senior Vice-President, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 

Grant THOMAS (USA)IOC advisor, InfrastructureSenior Vice President for Venues and Transportation, Salt Lake City Organising Committee for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 

John MCLAUGHLIN (CAN)IOC advisor, FinanceExecutive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

David STUBBS (GBR)IOC advisor, SustainabilityHead of Sustainability, London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 

Tim GAYDA (CAN)IOC advisor, SportVice President of Sport, Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Barry Maister
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