The organisation of the Olympic games is never entrusted to a country, but to a city. This tradition naturally goes back to the choice of Olympia to organize the games of the Greek world. The application procedure for cities that wish to host the games is always the same. The town council has to make the first application. It must answer a motivation questionnaire and obtain financial support from the government.Seven years before the games the IOC makes a selection of candidate cities and elects one of them in a secret ballot.This system has in recent years given rise to allegations of corruption. Organizers have been accused of making the kind of donations likely to attract votes from members of the Olympic committees.Once it has been designated the chosen city must set up a working committee in charge of organisation. The committee is responsible for building the sports installations and housing, dealing with the media, organizing sports and cultural events and drawing up a report on the celebration of the games.In return the city enjoys worldwide publicity thanks to the media coverage of the games.