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21 Sep 2001
IOC News , Press Release


Lausanne, 20 September 2001 - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today met with the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).

IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge and AIOWF President Gian-Franco Kasper acknowledged their excellent cooperation. All parties commended the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) for its outstanding work. They recalled the importance of providing athletes with the best conditions for performance and expressed their full confidence in the organizers.

As to the issue of security, the IOC and the International Winter Sports Federations pledged to fully cooperate with all competent authorities and SLOC, so that all participants, including qualified athletes, may attend and perform their Olympic function at the Games.

The International Winter Sports Federations unanimously supported the IOC’s position that the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City should take place. They reiterated the important role of the Olympic Games in conveying Olympic values of peace, universality and respect of each other.

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