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09 Feb 2007
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IOC Executive Board: Update On Upcoming Games

At yesterday’s meeting, the IOC’s Executive Board heard reports about the three upcoming editions of the Olympic Games: Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. The Beijing 2008 Organising Committee (BOCOG), led by its President Liu Qi, reported by video conference to the Executive Board on the progress of the Beijing project and this was followed by the report of Hein Verbruggen, the Chairman of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Beijing Games. The Executive Board heard progress reports on the other two editions of the Games from the Chairmen of the Coordination Commissions for the Vancouver and London Games, René Fasel and Denis Oswald respectively.
Beijing 2008
BOCOG’s report was delivered by its President Liu Qi and covered a number of areas of Games preparations, notably venue construction, the environment, Olympic education and test events. 2007 will see BOCOG passing the one-year-to-go mark, host 26 test events and start ticket sales for the Games among other key milestones as the Games approach. This report was followed by Coordination Commission Chairman Hein Verbruggen’s update on Beijing 2008 in which he complimented the work and dedication of the BOCOG leadership and staff, noting that they were progressing extremely well in many areas of the Games. He pointed out in particular the “incredible” work that BOCOG was carrying out in the field of Olympic culture and education.
Vancouver 2010 and London 2012
The Vancouver and London Games saw updates being made by the Coordination Commission Chairmen, René Fasel and Denis Oswald. Both men spoke about the good progress that was being made on the different Games projects and of the close relationships that had been built up between the IOC and all the relevant Games partners.
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