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27 Feb 2001
IOC Events , Press Release


Lausanne, 27 February 2001 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is opening the media accreditation process for its 112th Session in Moscow from 13 to 16 July 2001. During the Session, the IOC will take two landmark votes: to elect the host city of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 on 13 July and to elect a new IOC President on 16 July. The media will be able to follow the proceedings via closed circuit and through scheduled briefings and news conferences.

Accreditation procedure:

In order to be eligible to attend media activities during the IOC 112th Session, all media representatives must complete the two step application process for accreditation. Only journalists with valid media credentials are allowed to apply for media accreditation.

Step 1: Accreditation by Number
This first step will allow the IOC to better assess the number and the needs of the media in Moscow. All media organizations sending journalists to the IOC 112th Session must submit the accompanying form by 18 March 2001, one form per organization only. Submission of this first form does not constitute accreditation but is compulsory.

Step 2: Accreditation by Name
In late-March, each journalist will have to complete an individual accreditation application form.

Work Facilities:
Work facilities will be provided. Details will be announced at a later date.
The IOC will propose a range of hotels for media representatives to consider and book through the official incoming agency of the Russian Olympic Committee. Details will be provided at a later date.

Each journalist is responsible for obtaining a valid visa.

IOC Meetings:

Executive Board 9 – 11 July 2001 09:00 – 18:00
112th Session 13 – 16 July 2001 09:00 – 18:00

World Trade Center (Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel)
12 Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,
Moscow 123610, Russia
Tel: (7.095) 253 11 40
Fax: (7.095) 253 91 87

IOC Media Briefings and News Conference: (all subject to change)

9 - 11 July

IOC Media briefings
1330 1830

12 July

Candidate cities news conferences

13 July

Press conference of the Host City of the
Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008

14 - 15 July

IOC Media briefings
1330 1830

16 July

News conference with new IOC President

Locations of the above media briefings and news conferences together with details concerning news conferences of the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games will be announced at a later date.

For further information, please contact Emmanuelle Moreau in the Department of Communications, tel. (41.21) 621 61 11.

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