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05 Jul 2005
IOC Events , Press Release


Place Access details
Presentation of IOC members to Singapore Head of States
- No media access
- Still photographs available on
- Footage available at IBC after the event
Opening Ceremony of the 117th IOC Session
Esplanade Theatre
- Limited number to be determined based on interest
- Filming positions inside and outside the theatre
- Ceremony filmed by MediaCorp and footage available at IBC after the event. Only 3 minutes available for broadcast
- Bus departing Swissôtel at 17:00
- Bus leaving Esplanade from 20:00

Inside the Raffles Ballroom
1. Bookable ENG and photo positions (A) are available for the following events:
Paris presentation
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
09:00 – 10:00
New York presentation
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
10:30 - 11:30
Moscow presentation
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
12:00 - 13:00
London presentation
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
14:30 - 15:30
Madrid presentation
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
16:00 - 17:00
Announcement Ceremony of the Host City of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012
Ballroom, Raffles Plaza, 4th floor
Media access with special badges
19:30 – 20:00
-          Booking requests will be taken for each event following the close of the meeting today. A limited number of ENG and photo positions will be allocated for each event. Media from host cities will be given first priority.
-          The confirmed booking allocations will be available at the Media Help Desk outside the Main Press Centre by 16:00 p.m. today. Event specific badges will be distributed upon confirmation. Candidate City Presentations require a separate and unique Media Pool badge.
-          Media will be asked to gather in front of the Raffles Ballroom Foyer at the North Atrium 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Upon entry into the Ballroom, media will not be allowed to leave until the end of the event.
2. Commentary Positions (B):
-          Commentary positions can be tested from 16:30 to 19:00 today inside the Ballroom. No special badge will be required to access the commentary positions at this time.
-          On 6 July, commentary positions will require a Media Pool “Commentary Position” badge. These badges will be distributed at the close of this meeting. The “Commentary Position” badges allow access only to the designated commentary positions in the Ballroom.
3. Joint IOC-Host City Press Conference (C):
The Ballroom will be open to ALL media for the final press conference on 6 July.
Outside the Raffles Ballroom

1. Ballroom entry positions (D):
5 photo positions will be available at the entry of the Ballroom where the Candidate Cities delegations will gather before entering the room for their presentation. To access that area, media will require a unique Media Pool badge.

2. Broadcast Stand-up Positions and Studios (E):
Media require an additional supplemental device – a white IOC armband – to access these areas. The armbands must be visible at all times.
3. Candidate City Press Briefing (F):
ENG platforms and photography positions inside the press briefing room will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

4. ENG, Press and Photographers (G):
The North Atrium (area close to the MPC) will be available for photo and interview opportunities for all members of the media with the proper accreditation.
5. Interview area after the announcement (H):
The current press briefing room (VIP Lounge) will be utilized as a special media interview area following the Announcement Ceremony.
Emmanuelle MOREAU – Communications Manager
Mobiles: +65 971 64 255  - +41 79 637 3017
Olympic Broadcasting Services – Relations with broadcasters
Tel: +65 633 91 275
Please note that all times are local (GMT+8) and subject to change.
Wednesday 6 July 2005 – LIVE BROADCAST

08:30 - 09:00
Opening of the 117th IOC Session - Followed by the presentations of the 2012 Candidate Cities
Raffles Ballroom
09:00 - 10:00
Presentation by Paris
Raffles Ballroom
10:15 - 10:45
Press briefing by Paris
VIP Lounge
10:30 - 11:30
Presentation by New York
Raffles Ballroom
11:45 - 12:15
Press briefing by New York
VIP Lounge
12:00 - 13:00
Presentation by Moscow
Raffles Ballroom
13:15 - 13:45
Press briefing by Moscow
VIP Lounge
14:30 - 15:30
Presentation by London
Raffles Ballroom
15:45 - 16:15
Press briefing by London
VIP Lounge
16:00 - 17:00
Presentation by Madrid
Raffles Ballroom
17:15 - 17:45
Press briefing by Madrid
VIP Lounge
17:15 - 17:45
Report by the Evaluation Commission
Raffles Ballroom
17:45 - 18:30
Vote to elect the 2012 Host City
Raffles Ballroom
19:30 – 20:00
Announcement Ceremony of the Host City of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 (see attached document for details)
Raffles Ballroom
20:30 - 21:00
Signature of the Host City Contract followed by joint IOC/Host City press conference
Raffles Ballroom

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