The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has selected three cities as official Candidate Cities to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The Candidate Cities Sochi (RUS), Salzburg (AUT) and PyeongChang (KOR) were accepted unanimously from a total of seven Applicant Cities, which also included Jaca (SPA), Almaty (KAZ), Sofia (BUL), and Borjomi (GEO).
The selection was based on an analysis of the Candidate Cities’ applications submitted earlier this year. The analysis was conducted by a working group comprising Olympic Games experts who made a technical assessment of each Applicant City's potential to stage successful Games in 2014.
The three Candidate Cities now have until 10th January, 2007, to submit their Candidature File to the IOC. The final decision on the host city will be made by the full IOC membership during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City in July 2007.