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29 Jun 2003
IOC News

Six busy days kick off for the IOC

The atmosphere is buzzing in the romantic city of Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, which will host the International Olympic Committee for six days of meetings, starting today Sunday, 29 June.

IOC members, some 500 media, plus many more stakeholders are arriving in the city for the 115th IOC Session which will address a wide range of topical Olympic issues, including reports from IOC Commissions and from the Organising Committees of the Games of Athens 2004, Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008. The highlight of the week will take place on Wednesday, 2 July, when members will vote for the city that will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010. The selection will be made between PyeongChang, Salzburg and Vancouver - the three cities who have made it to this stage out of an original list of eight. Commenting on the proceeding, IOC President, Jacques Rogge, who as President has chosen not to vote, said, "I would hope that the members accept the best file. This means the file which is the best in terms of key issues which are needed to host successful Games - top of which I would put security, then general infrastructure, political and financial stability, and the quality of the people, because ultimately an Olympic Games is organised by people and the IOC needs to feel total confidence and trust in those people."

The vote will take place on Wednesday late afternoon, after each city, as well as the 2010 Evaluation Commission, have made presentations. Full details available on the Olympic News section.

Background information:

- 2010 Election

- Executive Board and Session Programme
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