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Date
13 Nov 2006
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IOC Events , Press Release

IOC Executive Board meeting, Kuwait City, 28-29 November 2006


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) will meet in Kuwait City from 28 to 29 November 2006. All meetings will take place at the Radisson SAS Hotel.

The EB will hear reports from the IOC commissions and directors, as well as updates on the organisation of the forthcoming Games in Beijing, Vancouver and London. The agenda will also include a presentation by the Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Jean-Claude Killy, on the Commission’s final report which analyses the lessons learnt from the Turin Games.
 
Tuesday 28 November 2006
Time
Meetings/Events
Location
8.45 a.m.
Photo opportunity
Radisson SAS- Ballroom
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
Radisson SAS - Ballroom
1.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Radisson SAS - Warba
3 - 6 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
Radisson SAS - Ballroom
6.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Radisson SAS - Warba
 
Wednesday 29 November 2006
Time
Meetings/Events
Location
8.45 a.m.
Photo opportunity
Radisson SAS- Ballroom
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
- Torino 2006 - Report by J.-C. Killy
- Beijing 2008 - Report by BOCOG followed by the report by H. Verbruggen
- Vancouver 2010 - Report by R. Fasel
- London 2012 - Report by D. Oswald
Radisson SAS - Ballroom
1.30 p.m.
Press briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Radisson SAS - Warba
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
IOC Executive Board meeting
Radisson SAS - Ballroom
6.30 p.m.
IOC President’s Press Conference
Radisson SAS - Warba
Please note that all times are subject to change.
 
Media accreditation:
Please note that accreditation to cover the Executive Board meeting is being processed on the IOC website.  This accreditation will also allow the media to cover the Association of National Olympic Committees’ (ANOC) press conference following the ditation will give media access to cover teh meeting of their Executive Council on Sunday, 26 November. 
 
For journalists whose profiles have already been entered for prior meetings, please connect to your profile with your e-mail address and tick the box for the Executive Board meeting. Accreditation badges will be distributed from noon on 25 November at the Welcome desk situated in the lobby of the Radisson SAS Hotel.   Any questions regarding accreditation should be addressed to the IOC Communications Department on:  tel: +41 21 621 6111; or e-mail: pressoffice@olympic.org.
 
Accommodation:
Media representatives are kindly requested to make their own bookings.
 
Visas:
Media travelling from countries requiring a visa to enter Kuwait are requested to urgently send a photocopy of their passport to the IOC Communications Department in order for the IOC to make the necessary arrangements for visas.
 
Media facilities:
A working room will be set up in the Gazebo of the Radisson SAS Hotel, with all necessary facilities including high-speed internet lines.
 
Conference call:
Media representatives who are not in Kuwait City have the possibility to listen to the IOC President's press conference by teleconferencing. The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41-91-610 56 55
PIN code (access code): 3211#
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 any changes to the timing of the President's press conference.
 
Contacts:
IOC Communications Department:
Emmanuelle Moreau or Anne Martin-Lederrey:
Tel: +41-216 216 111, Fax: +41-216 216 356
 
Radisson SAS Hôtel
PO Box 26199
13122 Safat, Kuwait
Tel:  + 965 575 6000
Fax: + 965 575 0155 
http://kuwait.radissonsas.com/

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For more information please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 61 11 or Emmanuelle Moreau, Communications Manager – Institutional Affairs, mobile: +41 79 637 30 17

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