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15 Apr 2005
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World sports leaders at the 3rd SportAccord

The leaders of the 100 International Federations affiliated to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) will gather in the Olympic city of Berlin from 16 to 20 April for the third edition of SportAccord.
This annual Convention is also the first rendezvous for all those involved in international sport after the celebration of the Athens Games, and with less than one year to go before the Turin Winter Games.

Message from the IOC President
The IOC President, Jacques Rogge, will take part in the SportAccord opening ceremony, during which he will recall the importance of such a rendezvous, and thus of the unity within the world sports family. The IOC Executive Board will hold its second meeting of the year from 18 to 20 April, in parallel to SportAccord.

Presentation of the 2012 Candidates Cities
Less than three months before the election of the host city of the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012, the five Candidate Cities (Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid) will be in Berlin to give a 10-minute presentation to the General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

Meet and exchange
In addition to meetings and assemblies of the GAISF, ASOIF and the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) – at the origin of this Convention - SportAccord is a real platform to meet and exchange for sports leaders and others involved, such as sponsors, architects, lawyers, broadcasters, event organisers, technology experts and other specialists.

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