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  • Ban Ki-moon opens the XIII Olympic Congress | Video

    Ban Ki-moon opens the XIII Olympic Congress

    The XIII Olympic Congress opened with a keynote address by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ban told Congress delegates at the Bella Center in Copenhagen that “Sports can be found anywhere in the world. I have travelled to countries mired in poverty. To communities struggling to survive. To war-ravaged places where all hope seems lost. Suddenly, a ball appears, made out of plastic bags or newspapers. And we see sport gives life to hopes and dreams.”
  • Mood film | Video

    Mood film

    How can we keep the Olympic Games as a premier event? This is one of numerous questions that will be debated at the Olympic Congress in Copenhagen between 2 and 3 October 2009
  • Rio's big moment | Video

    Rio's big moment

    Relive the magic moment from the IOC Session 2009 in Copenhagen: IOC President Jacques Rogge announces Rio de Janeiro as the Host City for the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Day 2 of the XIII Olympic Congress | Video

    Day 2 of the XIII Olympic Congress

    On the second day of the XIII Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, keynote speakers called for a concerted worldwide effort to promote physical activity and warned of “very direct, brutal attacks” on the autonomy of sport. Thomas Bach, IOC Vice-President and President of the German National Olympic Committee, and President José Ramos Horta of Timor-Leste delivered the keynote addresses on the themes on “Olympism and Youth” and “The Structure of the Olympic Movement.”
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