In his keynote speech on this theme Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic medallist and IOC member, noted that, “Every two years, alternately in summer and in winter, a very large part of the world lives and breathes the Games. The Olympic Games are a passage between before and after; they are a reference to which everyone can attach memories and emotions, whatever the political, economic or cultural context. The Games bring out heroes, joys and dramas, which break into our collective memory and the universal memory.”
During the discussion sessions, delegates stressed the importance of keeping respect for the fundamental principles of Olympism at the heart of the Games.
They also focused on the need for a periodic adjustment and review of the sports programme and the importance of fully integrating new values such as the environment, sustainable development and social responsibility through the Olympic ideals.
You can access the texts of each speaker, their presentation (if available) and the video of each session by clicking the links below.
Jean-Claude Killy Keynote speaker
Gunilla Lindberg NOC representative
Denis Oswald IOC representative
René Fasel IF representative
1) HOW TO KEEP THE GAMES AS A PREMIER EVENT?
Hein Verbruggen Moderator
HRH the Prince of Orange IOC representative
Gianni Petrucci NOC representative
Klaus Schormann IF representative
Vitaly Smirnov Stakeholder representative
2) OLYMPIC VALUES
Richard W. Pound, Q.C. Moderator
Mario Pescante IOC representative
Alejandro Blanco Bravo NOC representative
Ottavio Cinquanta IF representative
Zhenliang He Stakeholder representative
HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II Stakeholder representative
3) UNIVERSALITY AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Richard Kevan Gosper, A.O Moderator
Chiharu Igaya IOC representative
Intendant General Lassana Palenfo NOC representative
Joseph S. Blatter IF representative
Sam Ramsamy Stakeholder representative