2020 Candidates Briefing for IOC Members

Lausanne, Mar 18, 2013: The 2020 Candidate City Briefing for IOC Members and the Extraordinary Session for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Host City Election will take place in Lausanne on 3 and 4 July 2013.

2020 Candidate Cities Briefing for IOC Members – 3 July 2013

The purpose of this briefing is to permit the 2020 Cities to inform all IOC voting members on the technical aspects of their bid and to give IOC members an opportunity to put questions to the Cities on their bids prior to the 125th IOC Session, which is set to take place in September in Buenos Aires.

Please note that the briefings made by the Candidate Cities to the IOC members on 3 July at the Palais de Beaulieu will be closed to the media. However, video footage (approximately 30 seconds) of each delegation inside the room before they start their respective presentations will be made available on site. Photos will be pooled and also made available upon request.

On 4 July, each City will have a separate room in the Lausanne Palace Hotel where it can display models, show bid videos, answer questions, etc. In the morning, IOC members will visit each City’s presentation room from 8.30 to 11.00 a.m. The rooms will then be open to the media from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

2013 Extraordinary IOC Session for the 2018 YOG Host City Election – 4 July 2013

The 2013 Extraordinary IOC Session will feature presentations from the Candidate Cities for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games on 4 July, followed by the election of the Host City. The Extraordinary Session will be open to the media.

Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings are requested to confirm their attendance via the IOC website.

Media accreditation:

The same accreditation will enable you to cover the 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing for IOC Members and the 2013 IOC Extraordinary Session for the 2018 YOG Host City Election at the Palais de Beaulieu as well as access the Lausanne Palace Hotel for the 2020 Candidate Cities’ presentation rooms. Please note that accreditations will be processed on the IOC website, and the deadline for registration is Monday 10 June 2013.

For journalists whose profiles have already been entered for previous meetings, please connect to your profile with your e-mail address and tick the box for the 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing and 2013 Extraordinary Session. For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions at the link below.

Media facilities:

Palais de Beaulieu – media working room and conference room equipped with Wi-Fi.

Lausanne Palace Hotel – media working room situated on level -1, equipped with Wi-Fi


Media representatives are requested to make their own bookings.

Press conference: teleconference call and playback

Media representatives who will not be in Lausanne will have the possibility of listening live at 6.30 p.m. to the President’s press conference with the newly elected YOG 2018 Host City on 4 July by teleconference.

The number and access code will be as follows:

Number to dial in Switzerland: +41 (0) 58 810 70 00. PIN code (access code): 5860347#

Media representatives will also have the opportunity to access the audio recording of the President’s press conference on 4 July one hour after it takes place, and for a period of 48 hours. Depending on where they are calling from, participants requesting the digital playback should dial:

+41 91 612 4330 (in Europe)

+44 207 108 6233 (in the UK)

+1 (1) 866 4162 558 (in the USA)

PIN code (access code): 10228# —- IOC

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