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Date
15 Mar 2007
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IOC Events , Beijing 2008 , Press Release

IOC to hold series of meetings in Beijing in April


The IOC will hold a series of meetings in Beijing in April starting with the meeting of the Coordination Commission for the 2008 Beijing Games from 17 to 19 April. The Executive Board will then convene from 25 to 27 April.
   
Coordination Commission meeting, 17-19 April
Media interested in covering the visit of the IOC Coordination Commission should contact BOCOG directly.
Contact:
Jing Zhu, Tel: +86 10 6669 0928, Fax: +86 10 6669 3157, E-mail: zhujing@beijing2008.cn.
   
Executive Board meeting, 25-27 April, and SportAccord Convention, 23-27 April
The Executive Board meeting will be held at the same time as SportAccord, the annual international sports convention hosted by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). Therefore, SportAccord will be handling media accreditations and facilities for both events as follows:
 
Accreditation and accommodation
Media wishing to cover the events are requested to register and book accommodation through the SportAccord website: http://www.sportaccord.com. Accreditation badges will be delivered from Sunday 22 April at the accreditation desk situated in the lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel. The visa procedure is also available on the SportAccord website.
 
Media facilities:
A working room will be set up in the Shangri-La Hotel in the Lotus 1 & 2 on the 1st floor, with all necessary facilities including high-speed internet lines.
 
Transport:
A shuttle bus service will be available from the airport to the Shangri-La Hotel as well as between the New Century Hotel and the Shangri-La Hotel.
 
Contacts:
Anna Hellman, General Manager, SportAccord
Tel: +41 21 601 75 89, Fax: +41 21 601 75 69, Mobile: +41 79 310 97 22
E-mail: anna.hellman@sportaccord.com
 
Shangri-La Hotel
29 Zizhuyuan Road
Beijing 100089
China
Tel: (86 10) 6841 2211, Fax: (86 10) 6841 8002 / 3
www.shangri-la.com/beijing
 
Programme of the IOC Executive Board Meeting
The IOC Executive Board will convene at the Shangri-La Hotel, where the SportAccord Convention will also be held during the same period.
 
On the first day, the EB will meet with the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations and the Summer Olympic International Federations, which will have held their General Assemblies earlier in the week. It will then hear the reports on the IOC’s latest activities and receive updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games: Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.
 
Wednesday 25 April 2007
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
9.30 – 11 a.m.
Joint meeting of the Executive Board and the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations
Garden Wing
Ballroom 3
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Joint meeting of the Executive Board and the Summer Olympic International Federations
 
Event Centre
3 – 6 p.m.
Executive Board meeting
Garden Wing
Ballroom 3
6.30 p.m.
Joint Press Conference of the IOC, ASOIF, AIOWF and GAISF Presidents
Garden Wing
Ballroom 1
 
Thursday 26 April 2007
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
9 – 1 p.m.
Executive Board meeting
Garden Wing
Ballroom 3
1.30 p.m.
IOC Media Briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Garden Wing
Ballroom 1
3 – 6 p.m.
Executive Board meeting
Garden Wing
Ballroom 3
6.30 p.m.
IOC Media Briefing by IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies
Garden Wing
Ballroom 1
 
Friday 27 April 2007
Time
Meetings/Events
Place
9 – 1 p.m.
Executive Board meeting
Garden Wing
Ballroom 3
1.30 p.m.
IOC President’s Press Conference
Garden Wing
Ballroom 1
 
Please note that all times are subject to change.
 
Conference calls:
Media representatives who will not travel to Beijing will be able to listen to the President's press conference on 27 April. The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41 91 610 56 55
PIN code (access code): 3211#
As all times are subject to change, if you would like to use this service, please send us your e-mail address so that we can inform you of the exact time of the President's press conference.
 
Contacts:
Emmanuelle Moreau or Sandrine Chabert – IOC Media Relations
Tel: +41 216 216 000, Fax: +41 216 216 356
E-mail: pressoffice@olympic.org
   
 
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For further information on this event, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email: pressoffice@olympic.org
 
About the International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), created in 1894, is a non-governmental organisation with volunteer members who represent its work around the world, and an administrative staff based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC and its 203 National Olympic Committees worldwide promote the Olympic Movement, whose vision is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport. In addition to selecting the host city and coordinating the staging of the Olympic Games, the IOC and NOCs collaborate with a range of organisations and their members in the public and private sectors to place sport at the service of society. The main goal is to promote the values of Olympism, which include excellence, respect and friendship.
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