IOC Executive Board & 117th Session
The annual general meeting of the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be held in Singapore from 6 to 9 July 2005.
The 117th IOC Session will take decisions on key policy issues and areas under its authority including the election on 6 July of the host city of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 out of the five Candidate Cities: Paris (FRA), New York (USA), Moscow (RUS), London (GBR) and Madrid (ESP)1.
Prior to the meeting of the Session, the IOC Executive Board will convene from 3 to 5 July.
All meetings will take place at the Raffles City Convention Centre (see details below).
1 Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots
Please note that accreditation is now being processed directly through the IOC website. Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings are requested to fill out their accreditation application by 31 May on the IOC website. Any questions regarding the application procedure should be referred to the IOC Communications Department (see details below).
Accreditation cards will be distributed at the accreditation desk at the Raffles City Convention Centre from 1 July. Cards will be distributed only upon presentation of a valid passport and a press card.
Nationals of countries requiring a visa to enter
Main Press Centre:
200 workstations will be set up with telephones and wireless connections in the Bencoolen room at the Raffles City Convention Centre. Media will be able to follow the Session live by closed circuit TV. The Main Press Centre (MPC) will be open from 3 to 9 July, from to
International Broadcast Centre:
The IBC will be set up in the Stamford Foyer and Ballroom, next to the MPC. All technical requests from radio/TV journalists on the available space, editing and recording facilities, live positions, etc. should be addressed directly to: Manolo ROMERO, Tel.: +34 914 26 30 69, Fax: +34 914 26 30 72, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The IBC will be open from 3 to 9 July, from to
EB Session rooms
Please note that meetings are not open to media but the Session can be followed by closed circuit TV. A limited number of photographers and cameramen, to be determined by the IOC Communications Department, will be permitted to enter the Executive Board Session rooms before the start of the meetings. The same procedure will apply on 6 July during the candidate cities presentations and the announcement ceremony.
Opening Ceremony of the 117th Session - Esplanade, Theatre Hall
A limited number of invitations to the Opening Ceremony will be available for written-press journalists wishing to attend the event. A limited number of photographers and cameramen, to be determined by the IOC, will also be permitted to enter the Theatre Hall.
Media wishing to book accommodation are requested to contact the Singapore Hotel Association:
Singapore Hotel Association
Tel.: +65-6415 3588
Fax: +65-6415 3510
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
Please note that all times are local times (GMT+8) and subject to change.
IOC Communications Department
Château de Vidy
Tel.: +41-216 216 111
Fax: +41-216 216 351
Local Organising Committee
Maureen Goh, Director
Tel.: +65-6340 9660
Fax: +65-6345 7036
Veronica Loke, Manager
Tel.: +65-6340 9665
Fax: +65-6345 2541
Raffles The Plaza,
80 Bras Basah Road
Tel.: +65 6 6339 7777
Fax : +65 6 6337 1554