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29 Jun 2001
IOC Events , Press Release


Lausanne, 29 June 2001 - With just a few days remaining before the 112th IOC Session, taking place in Moscow from 13 to 16 July 2001, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wishes to offer the media details about the final points to be observed in order to cover the event, access to the various locations in which meetings will be taking place and the services available to them, as well as providing a detailed programme of the Session.

This Session will be marked by two important elections: that of the city which will host the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008, on 13 July; and that of the new IOC President, on 16 July.

It will not be possible to deal with any accreditation requests that reach the Communications Department after 1 July 2001.

Accreditation cards will be distributed personally starting from 6 July at the World Trade Centre (see details below) - Level 1- only upon presentation of a passport plus a valid press card or another document issued by the press body to which the journalist belongs, confirming his function and mission and the authority of the person(s) signing such document.
Any person not able to provide the required documentation will not receive an accreditation card.

Media Accreditation Centre:
World Trade Centre (Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel) – Level 1
12 Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,
123610 Moscow
Tel: (7.095) 253 11 40 / Fax: (7.095) 253 91 87

Opening hours:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 6 and 7 July 2001
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 8 to 16 July 2001

All requests about receiving official invitations and obtaining visas should be sent to the Russian Olympic Committee:
Contact: Alexander Ratner
Tel: +7 095 248 0044 / Fax: +7 095 248 3611

Media Centres:
The media centres (written press and radio/TV) are located in the Hotel Radisson. Hotel Radisson Slavjanskaya – First floor
Berezhkovskaya Nab. 2
121059 Moscow
Tel: +7 095 941 8020 / Fax: +7 095 956 9870

Workstations with telephones and modem connections will be provided to the media, who will be able to follow the Session live by closed circuit television.

All technical requests from radio/TV journalists concerning the space available, editing and the recording of images should be addressed directly to Soyuz.
Contact: Rudolf Nyezvetsky
Tel/Fax: +7 095 248 22 66

Mixed zone:
As the media is not allowed access to the floor of the Session hall in the World Trade Centre, a mixed zone has been created on level 1 of the hotel. This zone has been arranged so that the media can follow the Session live by closed circuit television and the press agencies can work there. It will likewise be possible to conduct interviews there, and live positions for TV cameras will also be installed.

Media access
Session hall:
Only a pool of photographers and cameramen, whose composition the IOC will decide beforehand, will be permitted to enter the Session hall at specific times, namely:
each morning, from 9 to 11 July and from 13 to 16 July, at 8.50, before the start of meetings during the candidate city presentations and the signing of the Host City Contract on 13 July

Bolshoi Theatre – Opening Ceremony of the 112th Session – 12 July, 7 p.m.
Column Hall– Announcement of the result of the election of the IOC President – 16 July, 12.00 p.m.
A limited number of invitations will be distributed to the media on the day. A pool of photographers and cameramen will also be organised.

Media representatives wishing to attend either event are invited to register at the IOC office located in the press centre at the Hotel Radisson as of 9 July. The IOC will then make a selection.

A shuttle bus service operating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 9 to 16 July will be in place between the following hotels: World Trade Centre (Mezhdunarodnaya) - Radisson Slavjanskaya - Ukraine. Timetables will be on display in each of the hotels.

Transport will also be provided on 16 July from the World Trade Centre to the Column Hall for the media invited to the ceremony at which the result of the election of the new IOC President will be announced.

To consult the programme of meetings, press briefings and press conferences in PDF format, click here.

Details of the press conferences given by the organising committees of the Olympic Games will be provided at a later date.

For any other information, please contact Emmanuelle Moreau at the Communications Department, tel. (41.21) 621 61 11 and/or consult the Session website.

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