The 13-member International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014, headed by IOC Vice-President Chiharu Igaya, has completed the site inspections of the three Candidate Cities of Sochi (RUS), Salzburg (AUT) and PyeongChang (KOR). Beginning in Korea in mid-February, the Commission visited Sochi in late February and Salzburg from 14th-17th March 2007.
In each city, the Commission assessed 17 different themes such as transport, accommodation, technology, media operations, environment and meteorology, finance, security, sport and venues and Olympic village(s). The findings will now be summarized in a technical report which will be published and submitted to all IOC members. Monday, 26th March, marked the 100-days-to-go milestone for the election of the Host City which will take place on 4th July 2007 in Guatemala City.