Potential hosts of the Olympic Games will find it easier and cheaper to bid following a meeting in Monaco.
Part of a 40-point action plan to reform the Games has been voted through by the
on the first of a two-day meeting.
The plans, including allowing events to be held outside the host country or city, were approved unanimously.
As part of the “Olympic Agenda 2020” reforms, cities can now discuss plans with the IOC before launching bids.
The 2022 Winter Games campaign saw
of the bidding process over financial concerns.
In the run up to the vote,
had said: “These 40 recommendations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When you put them together, a picture emerges that shows the IOC safeguarding the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthening sport in society.”