By Emily Goddard

Thomas Bach's Olympic Agenda 2020 is set to reach a new milestone this week ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach's Agenda 2020 is set to reach a new milestone this week as the 14 Working Groups meet to discuss the proposals submitted for the future of the Olympic Movement.

The groups, which are made of up of key stakeholders, including IOC members, athletes, and figures from International Federations and National Olympic Committees, as well as representatives from Google, Transparency International and the World Bank, are gathered at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to analyse the recommendations put forward by Olympic and sport officials and individuals.

Of the thousands of submissions received by the April 15 deadline, almost half of those came from Olympic officials, while about a quarter came from the public.

The process in bidding for the Games, sports on the Olympic Programme, IOC membership, good governance and youth strategy are among the matters due to be discussed.

Proposals submitted also include one put forward by the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) that calls for stricter procedures to ensure future host nations adhere to the Olympic Charter principles of human rights, gender equality and inclusion, while one from the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) urges the IOC to be a "rampart against discriminatory laws and practices".

The Working Groups are gathered at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne ©IOCThe Working Groups are gathered at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne ©IOC

The Working Groups are due to conclude their meetings on June 24 before presenting an outline of their findings to the IOC Executive Board at its next meeting on July 7 until 9.

This will then be discussed at the Olympic Summit, which will be attended by all the key stakeholders of the Movement, later next month.

The contributions will then be presented to the IOC Commissions in September, before being discussed again at an Executive Board meeting the following month.

The refined Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals will finally be presented for discussion by the entire IOC membership and final approval at an Extraordinary Session in Monaco on December 8 and 9.

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