- 06 Apr 2006
- IOC News
“A Lot Of Unity In The Olympic Movement”
“A lot of unity in the Olympic Movement” was how IOC President Rogge summed up a day of joint meetings between the IOC Executive Board (EB) and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) at a closing press conference yesterday, where he was accompanied by the Presidents of all of these organisations.
René Fasel, Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010, President of AIOWF, and President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), also commented during the press conference on the Turin Olympic Winter Games. President Fasel noted that at AIOWF’s first meeting since the Turin Games, they were able to say that these were truly “excellent Games” or as President Rogge had said at the Closing Ceremony in Turin “truly magnificent Games”. Fasel pointed out that the success of these Games had been, in large part, thanks to the cooperation between the IOC, the International Federations, the NOCs and the Organising Committee. This cooperation is encouraged from the beginning of each organising committee’s life cycle by the creation, by the IOC, of a Coordination Commission, which regroups the principal stakeholders of an Olympic Games and draws upon their experience to guide and support the organisers.