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02 Sep 2003
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IOC meets with Beijing organising committee

For the second time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), led by the Chairman of the Coordination Commission, Hein Verbruggen, is holding large-scale meetings with the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG). For three days, IOC and BOCOG staff and experts will look into the progress made so far in areas such as sport, construction, communication, marketing, accommodation, technology and the Olympic Village. Technical meetings will also be held on finance, accreditation, medical care, transport, security and work force.

IOC support for organising committees
At a press briefing in Beijing, Giselle Davies, IOC Director of Communications, underlined the importance the IOC attaches to supporting the organising committees as much as possible in their task. She underlined the significant role the newly created position of the Olympic Games Executive Director is playing.

Second coordination meeting
This is the second meeting of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. The first coordination meeting was held in December 2002. In the meantime, the IOC and BOCOG have been updating each other by video and telephone conferences.

Knowledge transfer
Workshops will also be held in the coming week in order to gather together past experience of the Games. This is part of the Olympic Games Knowledge Management programme, which includes project management, construction and overlay and strategic planning. The purpose of this programme is to share experience with BOCOG and offer advice on the next steps to take.

"Golden opportunity"
Giselle Davies also underlined the "golden opportunity" for BOCOG next year during the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens "to see and experience the event on a full-scale basis".

Official website of Beijing 2008

Learn more on the Olympic Games Knowledge Management programme (official website of OGKS)
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