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03 May 2001
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Lausanne, 3 May 2001 - What:
The first seminar organised jointly by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Union of Architects (UIA) will be taking place on 5 and 6 May at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on the theme “Olympic Games and Architecture – the future for host cities”.

The construction of sports facilities which are practical, well-designed, respecting the needs of athletes and the environment alike, both during the sports event itself but also afterwards, is an immensely important subject for any city hoping to stage the Olympic Games or other international sports events.

The aim of this first seminar is to bring together an international team of experts to describe the lessons learned from past events, particularly the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, and outline the way ahead for sports architecture.

More than 150 participants are expected to attend.

Olympic Museum – Auditorium
1, Quai d’Ouchy
CH - 1006 Lausanne
Tel.: (41.21) 621 65 11
Fax: (41.21) 621 65 12

5 and 6 May 2001 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Media representatives interested in this seminar are asked to contact the IOC Communication Department: tel. (41.21) 621 61 11, fax (41.21) 621 63 51.

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