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15 May 2008
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IOC EB meeting in Athens - 4, 5 and 6 June 2008 - Information for the media






The IOC Executive Board (EB) will convene in Athens on 4, 5 and 6 June at the same time as the SportAccord convention.
 
Among the key decisions to be taken will be the selection by the EB of the cities that will move on to the second phase of the bidding procedure to host the 2016 Olympic Games and become Candidate Cities. The selection will be based on a detailed assessment by an IOC Working Group of each Applicant City’s ability to organise successful Games in 2016.  The seven Applicant Cities are Chicago (USA), Prague (Czech Republic), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar) and Madrid (Spain)*.
* The cities are listed in the order of the drawing of lots
 
SportAccord will be handling media accreditations and facilities for all events as follows:
 
Venue:
Hilton Athens Hotel
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue,
Athens, Greece 11528
Tel: +30 210 7281000   Fax: +30 210 7281111  
 
Accreditation and accommodation
Media wishing to cover the events are requested to register and book accommodation through the SportAccord website: www.sportaccord.com. Accreditation badges will be delivered from Sunday 1 June. The accreditation desk will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.   and is situated in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel.
 
Media have until 25 May to request an accreditation.
 
Transport:
A shuttle bus service will be available from Athens airport to all SportAccord official hotels.
 
Media facilities:
A working room will be set up in the Hilton Hotel at the Pool Level, with all necessary facilities including high-speed internet lines.
     
SportAccord contact:
Anna Hellman, General Manager, SportAccord
Tel: +41 21 601 75 87, Fax: +41 21 601 75 69, Mobile: +41 79 310 97 22
E-mail: anna.hellman@sportaccord.com
 
IOC contacts :
Emmanuelle Moreau, IOC Media Relations Manager
Sandrine Tonge, IOC Media Relations Coordinator
Tel: +41 21 621 6000, Fax: +41 21 621 6356
E-mail: pressoffice@olympic.org
 
Conference calls:
Media representatives who will not travel to Athens will be able to listen to the announcement on 4 June at 6.30pm and the President's final press conference on 6 June at 1.30pm. The number and access code will be as follows:
 
Number to dial:              +41 91 610 41 20
Access code:                 35947#
If you do not wish to use the above Swiss phone number,  please click here for your local number to dial.
 
As all times are subject to change, if you would like to use this service, please send us your e-mail address so that we can inform you of the exact time of the conferences.
 
A playback of both conferences will be available for 48 hours. The numbers and access code will be as follows:
Playback option for 4 June: +41 91 612 4330 - Access code: 18388#
Playback option for 6 June:  +41 91 612 4330 - Access code: 16941#
  
Programme of the IOC EB Meeting
 
Wednesday 4 June 2008
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
8 – 10 a.m.
Joint meeting of the EB and the Summer Olympic International Federations
Hesperides Room
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Joint meeting of the EB and the Winter Olympic International Federations
12 – 1.30 p.m.
Working session of the EB and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)
Galaxy Room
3 – 6 p.m.
EB meeting
 
Galaxy Room
6.30 p.m.
Announcement of 2016 Candidate Cities
Terpsichore Room
 

Thursday 5 June 2008
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
EB meeting
 
Galaxy Room
1.30 p.m.
IOC Media Briefing by IOC Communications Director
Giselle Davies
Hesperides Room
3 – 6 p.m.
EB meeting
 
Galaxy Room
6.30 p.m.
IOC Media Briefing by IOC Communications Director
Giselle Davies
Hesperides Room
 
Friday 6 June 2008
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
EB meeting
 
Galaxy Room
 
1.30 p.m.
IOC President’s Press Conference
TBC
 
Please note that all times are subject to change.
 
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About SportAccord
SportAccord is the annual international sports convention hosted by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). 
 
For further information on the Executive Board, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email: pressoffice@olympic.org,
 
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