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21 Jun 2006
IOC News

Turin, Copenhagen, The Games And More

As the IOC Executive Board (EB)’s June meeting got going today, under the Chairmanship of IOC President Jacques Rogge, the EB held joint meetings with the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission and with the newly formed 2009 Congress Commission during the morning session. The afternoon saw the EB hear from the Chairman of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Torino 2006 Games, Jean-Claude Killy, as well as reports from the IOC’s Director General; the Olympic Games, NOC Relations, Sports and Medical departments of the IOC; and from Olympic Solidarity.
The IOC President welcomed Jean-Claude Killy to the EB meeting and congratulated him on “the great success of the Games in Turin”, a sentiment that was later echoed by the other members of the EB following Chairman Killy’s intervention. During his presentation, Chairman Killy spoke about the progress that was being made in producing the final report of the Coordination Commission on the Turin Games and about the transfer of knowledge that the IOC undertakes with each of its Organising Committees and Applicant and Candidate Cities. Indeed, July will see the official debrief of Torino 2006 take place in Vancouver, with the participation of the Organising Committees of Turin, Beijing, Vancouver and London and the 2014 Candidate Cities.
The first meeting of the 2009 Congress Commission, which is chaired by President Rogge, and includes the entire membership of the EB, met for the first time this morning to start the process that will lead to the 13th Olympic Congress in Copenhagen in September 2009. Convened at the initiative of President Rogge, the aim of the 13th edition of the Olympic Congress will be to bring together all parties belonging to the Olympic Movement, such as National Olympic Committees, the International Federations, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, the athletes, and representatives of coaches, officials and the media, to study the current running of the Movement and to define the main development axes for the future.
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