MEETING BETWEEN THE IOC AND CITIES APPLYING TO HOST THE GAMES OF THE XXIX OLYMPIAD IN 2008
Lausanne, 21 February 2000 - What:
A news conference will be held following the initial meeting between the IOC administration and officials representing the cities that have expressed interest in hosting the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 on 24 February in Lausanne. A photo opportunity inside the meeting room will be available at the start of the meeting.
During the meeting, the IOC will instruct the city representatives on the new host city election procedure developed as a result of the reforms voted on during the 110th IOC Session in December 1999. Under this new procedure, bid applicants will have to pass a new bid acceptance phase during which their organizational capacities will be reviewed before being accepted as candidates. The new host city election procedure will be distributed at the news conference.
The ten NOCs/cities that have submitted their applications to the IOC, in alphabetical order, are: Bangkok, Beijing, Cairo, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Paris, Seville, and Toronto.
Mr. Francois Carrard, IOC Director General
Mr. Gilbert Felli, IOC Sports Director
Olympic Museum Auditorium
1, Quai d'Ouchy
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
tel: (41.21) 621 6511
Thursday, 24 February 2000
09h00 photo opportunity
18h15 news conference
A pressroom (Barcelona Room, Olympic Museum, level –1) will be furnished with all the necessary working facilities.
Media representatives must confirm their attendance to the IOC Department of Communications, tel.: (41.21) 621 6111, fax: (41.21) 621 6356.