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27 Nov 2008
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IOC Executive Board and announcement of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games Host City

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Lausanne on 10 and 11 December 2008.  The meetings will be followed by the announcement of the Host City of the very first Winter Youth Olympic Games on Friday 12 December.
Executive Board – 10 & 11 December
The EB will hear the reports from the IOC commissions and directors, as well as updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver, London and Sochi, and the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. The EB is expected to take decisions on the three pending doping cases from the Beijing Games and to be updated on ongoing disciplinary procedures. Also on the agenda: the Olympic Congress and the sports programme of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
Announcement of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games Host City – 12 December
The announcement will take place at the IOC Headquarters in Vidy, and will be broadcast live on from 11 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. GMT.
Broadcasters interested in receiving the live signal of the announcement are requested to contact Sara Alonso, e-mail:, at EBU Geneva. A news clip will also be available from 12.45 p.m. to 12.50 p.m. GMT.
Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings and the live announcement are requested to confirm their attendance via the IOC website (please see below).
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Time (CET)
8.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Joint meeting of the EB and the IOC Athletes’ Commission
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Olympic Congress Commission
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Start of the EB and reports from the Coordination Commissions for the Olympic Games:
    - Beijing 2008, presented by Hein Verbruggen
    - Sochi 2014, presented by Jean-Claude Killy
    - London 2012, presented by Denis Oswald
- Report from the Coordination Commission for the Youth Olympic Games:
    - Singapore 2010, presented by Sergey Bubka and Ser M. Ng
6.30 p.m.
Press briefing
Thursday 11 December 2008
Time (CET)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Report from the  Coordination Commission for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, presented by René Fasel
- Reports from the IOC administration: Olympic Games and Medical
- Reports from the IOC Commissions
1.30 p.m.
Press briefing
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Reports from the IOC administration
- International Summer Federations: report by Denis Oswald
- International Winter Federations: report by René Fasel
7 p.m.
Press Conference by the IOC President, Jacques Rogge
Friday 12 December 2008
Time (CET)
12 – 12.20 p.m.
 Live announcement of the Host City of the first 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games by IOC President Jacques Rogge
Please note that all times are subject to change.
Media accreditation:
Please note that accreditations are being processed on the IOC website. For journalists whose profiles have already been entered for previous meetings, please connect to your profile with your e-mail address and tick the box for the December Executive Board meeting. For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions. 
  Click here to access the Media accreditation system.
Media facilities:
IOC Headquarters - Olympia Room, equipped with WIFI. Please note that two ISDN lines will be available for radio reporters on a first come, first served basis.
Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings.
Conference call:
Media representatives who are not in Lausanne have the possibility to listen the IOC President's press conference on 11 December 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 Thursday 11 December to confirm the time of the press conference.
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For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email:
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