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09 Jun 2006
IOC Events , Press Release

IOC Executive Board meeting and 25th Anniversary of the IOC Athletes’ Commission

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Lausanne from 21 to 23 June 2006.
The meetings will kick off on 21 June with a joint meeting with the Athletes' Commission which will celebrate its 25th Anniversary a few days earlier. Gathered in Lausanne for the occasion, present and former athletes of the commission will take part in a series of activities including a friendly football match on 19 June. Captained by Sergey Bubka and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the teams will play each other at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Stadium in Lausanne. The list of attendees will be available closer to the event.
On its second day of meetings, the EB will accept the Candidate Cities to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 from the Applicant Cities of Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria), Jaca (Spain), Almaty (Kazakhstan), PyeongChang (Republic of Korea), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Borjomi (Georgia) *. The EB will also hear reports from the IOC Directors and Commissions, as well as updates on the organisation of the forthcoming Games. All meetings will take place at the IOC headquarters in Vidy.
Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings are requested to confirm their attendance on the IOC website (see below).
*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.
25th Anniversary of the IOC Athletes’ Commission
Monday, 19 June 2006
1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Meeting of the Athletes’ Commission – photo opportunity only
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Football Match (Juan Antonio Samaranch Stadium in Vidy)
Executive Board Meetings
Wednesday, 21 June 2006
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Joint meeting of the IOC Executive Board and the Athletes' Commission
11.15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
1.30 p.m.
Press Briefing
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
-    Turin 2006 - Report by Coordination Commission Chairman J.-C. Killy
6.30 p.m.
Press Briefing
Thursday, 22 June 2006
9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
-    Beijing 2008 - Report by BOCOG and G. Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director
-    2014 Candidate City selection
1.00 p.m.
Press Briefing - Announcement of the 2014 Candidate Cities by President Jacques Rogge
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
-    Vancouver 2010 - Report by VANOC and Coordination Commission Chairman R. Fasel
-    London 2012 - Report by LOCOG and Coordination Commission Chairman D. Oswald
6.30 p.m.
Press Briefing
Friday, 23 June 2006
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
1.30 p.m.
IOC President’s Press Conference
Please note that all times are subject to change.
Media accreditation:
Please note that accreditation is being processed on the IOC website.  For journalists whose profiles were already entered for previous meetings, please connect to your profile with your e-mail address and tick the box for the Executive Board meeting.  For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions on the IOC website. Any questions regarding accreditation should be referred to the IOC Communications Department on:  tel: +41 21 621 6111; or e-mail:
Media facilities:
IOC Headquarters - Olympia Room. Please note that 2 ISDN lines will be available for radio reporters on a first come, first served basis. 
Eurovision can assist broadcasters with the following on-site facilities: standup position for live programme inserts, playout Beta IMX, SP, SX and DVCPRO. direct uplink on the global Eurovision network, IOC’s announcement live uplink on the Eurovision network. Please contact Marc Stanislas on +41 22 717 28 38,
Nationals of countries requiring a visa to enter Switzerland are kindly requested to fill out the form below and return it to the IOC by fax on +41 21 621 6356.
Information for visa application
Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings.
Conference call:
Media representatives who are not in Lausanne have the possibility to listen to the press briefing announcing the 2014 Candidate Cities on 22 June and the IOC President's press conference on 23 June by teleconference. The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41-91-610 56 55
PIN code (access code): 3211#
Please contact the IOC Communications Department on Friday 23 June to confirm the time of the press conference.
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