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09 Jan 2002
IOC News , Press Release

IOC Executive Board and 113th Session in Salt Lake City - media information

The Executive Board and 113th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Salt Lake City from 1 to 6 February 2002 prior to the XIX Olympic Winter Games (8-24 February).  This advisory includes details about the requirements for the media to cover these events, access to the various locations in which meetings will be taking place and the services available to them.  A programme of the meetings is also included.

IOC Meetings

Meetings Dates Locations
IOC Executive Board 1 to 3 February 2002 Little America Hotel500 South Main StreetSalt Lake City
113th IOC Session 4 to 6 February 200223 February 2002 Grand America Hotel555 South Main StreetSalt Lake CityLittle America Hotel
IOC Media Briefings and News Conference (all subject to change)All media briefings and news conferences will take place at the Main Media Centre (MMC), the official Olympic venue for all accredited media.
Dates Times
1 to 3 February  
IOC Media briefings 1.30 6.30 p.m.
4 to 6 February  
IOC Media briefings 1.30 6.30 p.m.
7 February  
News conference of the IOC President 4.00 p.m.

Details concerning other news conferences will be announced at a later date.


Games-accredited media
Games-accredited media will be asked to show their accreditation card at all times to access the IOC hotels and the MMC.

Non-Games-accredited media
Special accreditation cards will be issued for media representatives who are not accredited to cover the Games. These are for media wishing to cover the meetings and attend the briefings at the MMC. These accreditation cards will be valid from 1 to 7 February and will only give access to the lobby of the hotels where the IOC meetings will be taking place and to the MMC’s conference room where the IOC briefings and news conference will be held. In order to be eligible, non-Games-accredited media representatives must complete and submit the accompanying individual form together with a passport photo to the IOC Department of Communications by 25 January 2002. The form and photo should be  mailed to the address provided on the form attached.

Journalists failing to meet this deadline will not be accredited. No late requests will be accepted in Salt Lake City.

The accreditation form can also be downloaded from the IOC web site at the following address:

Only journalists with valid media credentials are allowed to apply for this special accreditation card.

Accreditation cards must be picked up in person in Salt Lake City at the Little America Hotel starting 1 February.  Please go to the IOC Welcome Desk near the elevator bank, and ask for the Department of Communications.

Accreditation cards will be provided only upon presentation of a passport plus a valid press card or another document issued by the press body to which the journalist belongs, confirming his function and mission and the authority of the person(s) signing such document.  Any person not able to provide the required documentation will not receive the accreditation card.

Media facilities
The media will be able to view the proceedings of the Session via closed TV circuit in the lobby of the Little America Hotel, in the Grand America Hotel (location of viewing room still to be confirmed) and at the MMC.  As the MMC is
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