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23 Feb 2011
IOC News , IOC Events

IOC Working Meeting on irregular and illegal sports betting, 1 March 2011 – Information for the media

The IOC will hold a Working Meeting on irregular and illegal sports betting on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne.

The meeting, which will be chaired by IOC President Jacques Rogge, will comprise members of the Olympic Movement, including representatives from International Federations and National Olympic Committees, ministers from Australia, France, Switzerland and the UK, international organisations such as Interpol, the European Union, the United Nations, and sports betting operators. 

Please note that the meeting will be closed to the media but working facilities will be provided, and the IOC President will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. (CET) on the same day at the IOC Headquarters.

A photo opportunity for photographers and cameramen only will be organised before the start of the meeting. Media interested are requested to be present in the IOC Headquarters lobby at 8.50 a.m.
Media representatives wishing to take part in the photo opportunity and/or cover the press conference are requested to confirm their attendance and register by 25 February via the IOC website.

If you have already registered for previous meetings, please connect to your profile with your e-mail address and tick the box for the 1 March 2011 IOC meeting on betting.
For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions. 

Click here to access the media accreditation system.

Should you encounter any problems when registering, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Press conference: teleconference call and playback

Media representatives who will not travel to Lausanne will have the possibility to listen live to the President’s press conference on 1 March by teleconference:

The number and access code will be as follows:
Number to dial: +41 91 610 41 20
PIN code (access code): 2612179#

Please contact the IOC Communications Department one day in advance to confirm the time of the press conference.

Media representatives will also have the opportunity to access the audio recording of the President’s press conference on 1 March one hour after it takes place for a period of 48 hours until 3 March. Depending on where they are calling from, participants requesting the digital playback should dial: 

+41 91 612 4330 (in Europe) 
+44 207 108 6233 (in the UK)
+1 (1) 866 4162 558 (in the USA)
PIN code: 11755#


For more information, please contact the IOC Communications Department:
Tel: +41 21 621 6000 e-mail:, or visit our web site at




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