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25 Nov 2003
IOC News , Press Release

V World Conference On Sport And Environment, Turin, 2-3 December 2003

Building on the success of past events, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in cooperation with the Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will organise the V World Conference on Sport and Environment in Turin, Italy, on 2 and 3 December 2003. Please find the Conference outline here below.

The theme of the conference will be "Partnership for Sustainable Development". Bringing together representatives of the sports world and environmental experts, the Conference will explore ways in which the Olympic Movement can best strive towards the protection of environment and the promotion of sustainable development. Environment being the third dimension of Olympism, alongside sport and culture, this event provides the opportunity to share views and experiences and take concrete measures in this field. All meetings will take place at the Lingotto Conference Centre and will be open to the media.

Tuesday 2 December 2003



9.30 - 10.30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

10.50 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Plenary Opening Session

1 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Press Conference by UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer and Dr Rolf Bürki of Zürich University on the impact of global warming on winter sports

2.30 - 4 p.m.

Session A – Marketing Strategy for Sport and Environment
Session B – Ensuring Environmentally-Friendly Sports Events: Collaboration at Local and National Levels

4.30 - 5.50 p.m

Session C – Greening the “Product Chain” of Sports Events
Session D – Environmentally-friendly Design for Venues


Wednesday 3 December 2003



9.30 - 10.45 p.m.

Session E – Sport as a Tool for Sustainable Development
Session F – Monitoring and Accounting the Sustainability of Sport Events

11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Session G – After the Event: The Environmental Legacy
Session H – Athletes and Communication: Roles and Spreading the Word

2 - 3.30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session including remarks by IOC President Jacques Rogge

3.45 p.m.

IOC and TOROC Presidents' Press Conference

4.30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony


Media representatives wishing to be accredited are requested to fill out the attached form and to return it to the IOC Communications Department: Tel: +41-21 621 61 11, Fax: +41-21-621 63 51

Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings.

Lingotto Conference Centre, Via Nizzo 262, 10162 Turin, Tel: +39-011-664 20 02
Fax: +39-011-664 21 44

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