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24 Jan 2003
IOC News

The IOC President travels to Slovakia and Slovenia

Today, Friday, the IOC President will be greeted in Bratislava, Slovakia, by the President of the Slovak NOC, Frantisek Chmelar. On Saturday, he will go to the University of Bratislava, where he will be presented with an award. He will also attend the inauguration of the NOC's new buildings and the opening ceremony of the General Assembly of the Slovak NOC. Later in the day, he will be received by the Mayor of Bratislava.

On Sunday, the IOC President will leave Bratislava to go to Bled in Slovenia. He will be met there by the President of the Slovenian NOC, Janez Kocijancic. In the evening, the IOC President will attend the opening ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival. This festival, which is for young people aged 14 to 18, will take place from 25 to 31 January 2003. The young participants will compete in the following disciplines: biathlon, Nordic combined, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing. After the ceremony, the IOC President will meet the Prime Minister of the Slovenian Republic, Tone Rop.
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