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5th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture 22-24 October 2006, Beijing, China

“SPORT FOR A WORLD OF HARMONY: the role of Olympic Education and Culture”
The 5th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games (BOCOG) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will be held from 22 to 24 October 2006 at the Beijing International Conference Centre. This edition follows on from the one held in Barcelona, Spain in June 2004 entitled “Sports: a Universal Dialogue” in the framework of the 2004 Universal Forum of Culture where delegates from the five continents shared experiences and ideas on sport, education and culture  at the service of Olympism.
The purpose of the Forum will be to analyse the progress made in promoting culture and Olympic education in relation to sport and it will specifically link sport to harmony. It will discuss major themes related to policy support, strengthening of partnerships and developments and will explore the latest research. It will also outline priority issues on sport, education and culture and address strategies and policy guidelines for the following two years. Participants will also be briefed on the progress of the preparations for the 2008 Games and have the opportunity to tour the Olympic venues and to attend Chinese cultural events.
The conference will be open to representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with sport, education and culture, the United Nations system, Universities, as well as the Olympic family, and in particular National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, Olympic Games Organizing Committees, Bid Cities and Applicant Cities, recognized sports organizations, and Olympic sponsors. Cultural organisations and media groups are also invited.

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