Countries and cities considering possible bids for the 2024 Summer Olympics are waiting for the outcome of Bach's review process before deciding whether to enter the running.
The 14 working groups will present a "broad outline" of their findings to the IOC executive board at its next meeting in Lausanne from July 7-9. A summit of Olympic leaders will review the findings later in July.
The proposals will then go to IOC commissions in September and the executive board in October. Final recommendations will be put to the full IOC at a special assembly in Monaco from Dec. 8-9.
This week's meetings follow a series of global trips made by Bach in recent weeks, including to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. On Tuesday, he is scheduled to meet in Lausanne with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The IOC and U.N. signed an agreement in New York on April 28 to further their cooperation.
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