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01 Oct 2009
IOC Events , Olympic News

Media information - 121st IOC Session and XIII Olympic Congress, Copenhagen, 2 - 9 October 2009

Later on this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games. The choice of Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro or Madrid will echo around the world. Then the Olympic Congress will take place from 3 to 5 October. And finally the IOC Session will take key decisions on the 2016 sports programme, with the potential inclusion of golf and rugby sevens, and will elect IOC members and the IOC President. 

The following key documents and links will provide you with useful and important information to help you cover these imminent events.

Schedule of events

Practical information

Congress 2009 Recommendations

Congress 2009 detailed programme

Congress Contributions


Factsheets on each theme that will be covered during the Olympic Congress are available below:
Theme 1 – The Athletes
Theme 2 – The Olympic Games
Theme 3 – The Structure of the Olympic Movement
Theme 4 – Olympism and Youth
Theme 5 – The Digital Revolution

Olympic Review
Click here to view the Olympic Review dedicated to the Olympic Congress
Broadcast quality videos can be accessed and downloaded for free: click here
Login: IOC
Password: MEDIA2009

For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, please follow us on Flickr
To request archive photos and footage, please contact our Images team at:

Live webcast and video on demand
Click here for the live stream of the IOC Session and Congress including the 2016 Candidate Cities’ presentations on 2 October followed by the announcement ceremony.
You also have the option to watch or re-watch the events with the video on demand option.

Social Media
For up-to-the-minute information on the IOC and regular updates, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook 
The IOC sponsored a video contest with the help from Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and other Olympians who called for submissions in a series of video challenges posted on the IOC’s web site last August. More than 200 people entered the competition and two winners were chosen to travel to Copenhagen.

Contact details:

IOC Media Relations:

Emmanuelle Moreau
+41 79 637 30 17
+45 205 27 415

Sandrine Tonge
+41 79 250 98 50
+45 205 22 963

Nimtaz-Tanya Noordin
+45 205 24 843

IOC Media Operations:
The IOC Media Operations office is situated in the MPC, in the Bella Center. Please do not hesitate to visit the team on site for all practical questions related to TV and radio coverage.

IOC Contact: Anthony Edgar

OBS Contact: Matt Mason

Danish Organising Committee Secretariat
Contact: Casper Hollerup
Phone: +45 43 26 21 72 or +45 24 64 52 53

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