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21 Sep 2006
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IOC initiates discussions on the autonomy of sport

Starting today at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the First Seminar on the Autonomy of the Olympic and Sports Movement brings together IOC Members, Presidents of International Federations and National Olympic Committees to kick off a series of discussions on the matter.
Chaired by President Rogge, the two-day forum is a unique platform for participants to assess the current situation and problems encountered by sporting organisations in different parts of the world.
Participants are invited to share experiences and to look at ways to reinforce the coordination between them to continue to guarantee the autonomy of sport.
Three main themes will be covered over the next two days:
- Basic principles for maintaining the autonomy of the structures of the Olympic and Sports Movement: analysis of the current situation
- Evaluation and analysis of the issues and risks of interference: relations with the public authorities and governments bodies
- Assessment of the capacity of the Olympic and Sports Movement to prevent and react to potential interferences
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