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26 Sep 2006
Olympic News

Successful registration for the 5th World Forum on sport, education and culture

The 5th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture is already a success, owing to the number of people who have registered. The Forum has generated more interest than expected. Over 350 participants from outside China, and 300 participants from China are expected. All five continents are represented, as well as over 150 countries. Representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs), IOC-recognised organisations, Olympic study centres, 2014 candidate cities, Olympic Organising Committees (OCOGs), and from government ministries, universities, the United Nations system, and media private companies, will attend the Forum, which will be held from 22 to 24 October 2006 in Beijing, China.
A full programme
Published on the Forum pages is the full programme including the speakers for the opening and closing ceremonies and the three plenary and eight parallel sessions. Discover the programme themes which will analyse the progress made in promoting culture and Olympic education in relation to sport and it will specifically link sport to harmony.
A Presidential presence
IOC President Jacques Rogge will attend the Forum, as will the President of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), Qi Liu. President Rogge will also join in Beijing the IOC Coordination Commission for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which will assess the state of Games’ preparations two years before the Opening Ceremony.
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