4th June 2008
IOC Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities at SportAccord - Candidates must pay a USD$500,000 fee

8th - 24th August 2008
Olympic Games Observer Programme - Beijing 2008

12th February 2009
Submission of Candidature File to the IOC

2nd September 2009
Report of the 2016 IOC Evaluation Commission

2nd October 2009
FINAL 2016 VOTE - 121st IOC Session and Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark