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06 Jul 2009
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Information for the media - IOC Executive Board meetings in August in Berlin

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Berlin on 13 and 14 August 2009. The primary focuses will be which 2 of the 7 candidate sports  will be recommended for acceptance in the Olympic sports programme for the 2016 Games and the final approval of events and quotas featured in the Olympic sports programme for the 2012 London Games.
The EB meetings, the press conferences and the media working room will be at the Intercontinental Hotel:
Budapester Strasse2
10787 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 26020
Fax: +49 30 26022600
Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings are requested to confirm their attendance via the IOC website (please see below).
Programme of the IOC EB meetings
Thursday 13 August 2009
8.50a.m. – 9a.m.
Photo opportunity in the IOC Executive Board meeting room
Hotel Intercontinental
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
Hotel Intercontinental
3 p.m.
IOC President’s press conference
Hotel Intercontinental
Friday 14 August 2009
9.50a.m. – 10 a.m.
Photo opportunity in the Joint meeting of the IAAF Council and the IOC Executive Board
Hotel Intercontinental
10a.m. – 12p.m.
Joint meeting of the IAAF Council and the IOC Executive Board
Hotel Intercontinental
IOC and IAAF Presidents’ press conference
Hotel Intercontinental

Please note that all times are subject to change.
Media accreditation:
For media representatives who possess accreditation for the IAAF World Championships, please note that your accreditation will also be valid to cover the IOC EB therefore you will not need to register again. Media who have not been accredited for the IAAF World Championships and who wish to cover the IOC EB are requested to register for accreditation on the IOC website. For journalists whose profiles have already been entered for previous meetings, please connect to your profile at the link below with your e-mail address, and then use the link you will receive by e-mail to tick the box for the Executive Board meeting. For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions at the link below.
  Click here to access the media accreditation system.
Media will be able to collect their media accreditation at the IOC welcome desk in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel from Wednesday 12 August (afternoon) onwards.
Contacts in Berlin:        
Sandrine Tonge
Mobile: +41 79 250 9850
Nick Davies
Mobile: +33 6 07 93 62 85
Media facilities:
– Media working room and conference room are equipped with WI-FI. Please note that two ISDN lines will be available for radio reporters on a first come, first served basis.
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Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings. The IAAF recommended hotel is the Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz 7
10178 Berlin
Single room: €106 - Double room: €130
In addition, the Berlin Organising Committee (BOC) offers all accredited press the possibility to use the press working room in the Park Inn.
Opening hours
August 12 - 14         8am – midnight
August 15 - 23         24hrs/day
In order to reserve rooms at these conditions please get in touch with the BOC Accommodation Office at stating your name, the arrival and departure dates and the requested room type(s) (single/double).
Conference call:
Media representatives who are not in Berlin can listen to the IOC President’s press conference on 13 August and the IOC and IAAF Presidents’ press conference on 14 August by teleconference. The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41 91 610 41 20
PIN code (access code): 35947#
Please contact the IOC Communications Department on 13 and 14 August to confirm the time of the press conferences.
Media representatives will also have the opportunity to access the audio recording of the press conference one hour after it takes place for a period of 48 hours. Depending on where they are calling from, participants requesting the digital playback should dial: 
+41 91 612 4330 (in Europe)                   
+44 207 108 6233 (in the UK)     
+1 (1) 866 4162 558 (in the USA)
PIN code to listen to the 13 August press conference: 11207#
PIN code to listen to the 14 August press conference: 14555#
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For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email:
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