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27 Jan 2005
IOC Events , Press Release

IOC Executive Board Meeting, Torino 2006 "One Year to Go" Ceremony, 10-11 February

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold its first meeting of the year in Turin, Italy, on 10 and 11 February 2005.

On the first day, IOC President Jacques Rogge will invite the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to take part in the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin by personally signing the official invitations.

This “One Year to Go” ceremony as well as all EB meetings will take place at the Lingotto Congress Centre in Turin.

The EB will hear reports on the IOC’s latest activities, and receive updates on the preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games by the Torino 2006 Organising Committee and by the Chairmen of the Coordination Commissions of Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010.

The details of the meetings are as follows:

Thursday, 10 February 2005

Time Place Meetings/Events
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sala Londra – Congress Centre IOC Executive Board meeting
10.30 a.m. Room tbc –
Congress Centre
Official launch of the Torino 2006 One Year to Go Countdown with Omega
12 p.m. Sala Madrid – Congress Centre One Year to Go Ceremony – Invitation Signing Ceremony for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games
6.30 p.m. Sala Madrid – Congress Centre Media Briefing
7.30 p.m.
Palazzo Carignano, Turin
One Year to Go Gala organised by TOROC – upon invitation only

Friday, 11 February 2005
Time Place Meetings/Events
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sala Londra – Congress Centre IOC Executive Board meeting
1.30 p.m. Sala Madrid – Congress Centre IOC President’s Press Conference
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Turin Venue Tour for EB Members

All times are subject to change.

Venue Tour
TOROC will organise a venue tour for the media on the afternoon of 11 February in Turin and on 12 February in the mountain venues. For those interested in joining, please contact TOROC Communications.

Media wishing to cover the meetings are requested to inform the IOC Communications Department before 5 February 2005:
Château de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel: +41-216 216 111, Fax: +41-216 216 356 or e-mail:
Accreditation cards will be distributed at the accreditation desk in the Le Meridien Lingotto Hotel from 9 February and distributed upon presentation of a valid passport and press card.

Media centre:
A working room will be set up in the Lingotto Conference Centre of the Le Meridien Lingotto Hotel.

Media access:
Photo opportunities will be organised on 10 and 11 February before the start of the meetings for photographers and cameramen only.

Media accommodation:
Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings. For those wishing to stay at Le Méridien Lingotto Hotel, details are as follows:
Via Nizza 262, Turin 10126
Tel: +39 011 664 2000, Fax: +39 011 664 2001, Web site:


- IOC Communications Department
Emmanuelle Moreau or Anne Martin-Lederrey
Tel: +41-216 216 111, Fax: +41-216 216 356, e-mail:

- TOROC Communications
Mary Villa: Tel : +39 334 1124 916, e-mail :
Francesca Mei: Tel : +39 334 11 24 915, e-mail :
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