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18 Jan 2007
IOC News , Beijing 2008

BEIJING 2008: First Project Review of 2007 comes to a close

The IOC delegation, led by the Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Hein Verbruggen, has successfully completed the first IOC Executive Project Review of the year, which was held from 16 to 17 January in Beijing. The project review team saw that the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad – Beijing 2008 (BOCOG) had made a lot of progress since the last visit of the full Coordination Commission in October last year.
Operational Readiness
Aside from the usual Games-related topics that are discussed during the visits of the Coordination Commission and the project review team, this visit to Beijing also saw the holding of an operational readiness seminar, which is a transfer of knowledge forum that allows the Organising Committee to understand better what is involved in getting to a point where you are ready to operate during the Games. This seminar will allow BOCOG to gain greater knowledge about the integration that is necessary for their Games operations and for putting on the test events ahead of next year’s Games.
Executive Project Review
Project reviews allow the Chairmen of the different IOC Coordination Commissions, along with members of the IOC administration and, where necessary, other members of the Coordination Commissions and IOC experts, to be updated on their respective Olympic Games projects in between the full visits of the Coordination Commission. The full Commission visits once a year until four years before the Games, and then twice a year until the Games.
Beijing 2008
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad – Beijing 2008 will take place from 8 to 24 August 2008. The Games in Beijing will play host to the 28 summer sports currently on the Olympic programme. Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in the Games with around 20,000 accredited media bringing the Games to the world. The next visit of the full Coordination Commission to Beijing will take place in April this year.
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