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18 Apr 2005
Olympic News

Lessons learnt, financial redistribution and sports programme on the agenda

On its first day of meetings, the IOC Executive Board met with the associations of International Federations whose members are currently in Berlin to attend the international sports convention SportAccord.

ASOIF and the IOC
During the meeting with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), the IOC President stressed the importance of the collaboration with federations and praised the quality of current relationships.

Lessons learnt
The success of the Athens Games last summer was the demonstration of well coordinated efforts and the lessons learnt from that experience will now be used to improve documents such as the Host City Contract and other guides supporting the Organising Committees in their preparations. It also allowed the IOC to substantially increase the financial redistribution allocated to the federations.

A transparent process
ASOIF Chairman Denis Oswald thanked the IOC for the fair and transparent process put in place to review the sports programme. Federations were given the opportunity to discuss the evaluation criteria, provide further information and comment on the draft Programme Commission report. It was agreed that details on the procedure that will be used during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore will be communicated to the federations as quickly as possible after the EB has discussed the matter.

Constructive discussions
Constructive discussions also took place with the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWSF) looking more specifically at the preparations of the Torino Games in 2006. The General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) was pleased to announce that it now had a new mission statement that should allow the association to assist and support federations on non-Olympic issues.

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