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12 Jun 2009
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Olympic programme and 2016 OG on the agenda of Olympic meetings

From 15 to 18 June 2009 in Lausanne, the Olympic programme and the 2016 Olympic Games will be on the agenda of the IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting and a members’ briefing respectively.
Which new sports for the Games?
The EB will first be given presentations on the seven sports seeking inclusion in the Olympic programme. The IOC’s Olympic Programme Commission has performed an in-depth analysis of these sports, including observing them during competitions. This analysis is based on an exhaustive list of criteria approved by the IOC Session in 2004 in Athens, such as universality, popularity and image. The EB will also hear reports by the IOC administration and commissions, as well as by the Organising Committees for the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games. The IOC President’s press conference will close the EB meeting on 16 June.
Looking ahead to 2016
On 17 and 18 June, the first briefing for IOC members on the candidatures for the 2016 Games will be held. This will enable the Candidate Cities to inform all the voting members about the technical aspects of their bid. The briefing is a result of the candidate city evaluation reform process, and allows all the cities to compete on an equal footing. The IOC members will have the opportunity to put questions to the cities about their candidatures before the IOC Session in Copenhagen (Denmark), where, on 2 October 2009, the host city will be elected from among Chicago (USA), Madrid (Spain), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan).
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