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27 Nov 2002
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Day 3 - IOC Executive Board in Mexico City

During the third and last day of the meeting, the IOC Executive Board (EB) heard the report of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 (ATHOC) via video conference and approved the Athens 2004 Ticketing Strategy and pricing policy.

Commenting on the ticketing programme, Denis Oswald, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of Athens 2004, said: "The IOC Executive Board approved the 2004 Olympic Games ticketing programme presented today by ATHOC. The programme gives a comprehensive overview on the ticketing pricing and strategy that has been well thought through and has taken into account the learnings from previous games. ATHOC has done a very good job, making the tickets affordable (average prices are 34% less than those of Sydney) and easily accessible by using the best means, including the internet. In addition, they have made all events easily accessible."

Tickets go on sale 12 May 2003, For further details on the ticketing programme, including pricing and availability, please refer to ATHOC's press release (link below).

The EB also heard the reports of Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the XX Olympic Winter Games - Turin 2006 and Hein Verbruggen, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad - Beijing 2008.

The Opening Ceremony of the 114th IOC Session will take place this evening at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in the presence of Dr Vicente Fox Quesada, President of Mexico, Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President and Mr Mario Vazquez Raña, IOC Executive Board Member. The ceremony will start with the unveiling of a statue by Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman and continue with a series of speeches.

The 114th IOC Session will start tomorrow, Thursday, 28 November. During the two days of meetings, IOC Members will discuss and/or vote on a number of issues, including:
- Voting on the Host City for the 2005 IOC Session
- The Olympic Programme Commission report
- The Olympic Games Study Commission report
- The IOC 2000 Reform Follow-Up Commission report
- The seven audits of the IOC administration launched by the IOC President after his election.

Below you will find the agenda of the Session.

Media representatives will be able to follow the Session live by closed circuit TV in the media centre at the Camino Real.

Media briefings will be held at 1.30p.m. (Thursday and Friday) and at 6.30p.m. on Thursday. The IOC President's final press conference will take place on Friday afternoon as soon as the meeting is over.

Find out more about Athens 2004 Ticketing Programme

Press release on Athens 2004 Ticketing Programme

Speech of the IOC President at the Opening Cerenomy: in English - in Spanish

114th IOC Session AGENDA
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