IOC Executive Board meetings in St Petersburg

IOC Executive Board meetings in St Petersburg

Lausanne, Mar 22, 2013: The IOC Executive Board (EB) will meet in St Petersburg, Russia from 29 to 31 May, at the same time as the SportAccord Convention.

During the three days, the EB will meet with the Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). It will hear reports on the IOC’s latest activities and receive updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games: Sochi 2014, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.

On Wednesday 29 May, the eight candidate sports (baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding, wrestling and wushu) vying for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Programme will present to the EB. The EB will then decide which of the eight sports to recommend to the 125th IOC Session for inclusion.

The SportAccord Convention will be handling the media logistics for all events as follows:

Venue:

LENEXPO Exhibition Complex, 103 Bolshov Avenue of Vasilievsky Island

St Petersburg, Russia 199106

Telephone: +7 812 240-40-40

www.lenexpo.ru

Media facilities:

The Press Working Room will be set up at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex with all the necessary facilities, including high-speed internet lines.

Accreditation and accommodation:

Media representatives wishing to cover the events should register below as soon as possible, and by Friday 10 May at the latest.

http://www.regonline.co.uk/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1139041

Please note that the media accreditation that you apply for via SportAccord will also grant you access to the IOC press briefings and IOC President’s press conference. For registration assistance and accommodation, please contact SportAccord: Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +41 21 601 7587

Conference calls on 29 and 31 May:

Media representatives who will not be in St. Petersburg will be able to listen LIVE to the press briefing at 8.30 p.m. local time on 29 May (6.30 p.m. CET) and the IOC President’s press conference at 2 p.m. local time (12 p.m. CET) on 31 May.

The number and access code for both events will be as follows:

Number to dial:

+41 (0) 58 810 70 00 (Switzerland)

Access code:

5860347 followed by the # sign

A playback of the press briefing on 29 May and the IOC President’s press conference on 31 May will be available one hour after each event has ended, and will be available for a period of 168 hours.

The number and access code for the playback of the press briefing at 8.30 p.m. local time on 29 May will be as follows:

Number to dial:

+41 91 612 4330 (Europe)

+44 207 108 6233 (UK)

+1 866 416 2558 (USA)

Access code:

19462 followed by the # sign

The replay will be active from 8.30 p.m. (CET) on Wednesday 29 May until 8.30 p.m. (CET) on Wednesday 5 June.

The number and access code for the IOC President’s press conference at 2 p.m. local time on 31 May will be as follows:

Number to dial:

+41 91 612 4330 (Europe)

+44 207 108 6233 UK)

+1 866 416 2558 USA)

Access code:

4866 followed by the # sign

The replay will be active from 2 p.m. (CET) on Friday 31 May until 2 p.m. (CET) on Friday 7 June.

Please note that the replays will be active during the weekend (1 to 2 June)

IOC contacts:

Sandrine Tonge, IOC Media Relations Manager

Mobile number: +41 79 250 9850

Andrew Mitchell, IOC Media Relations Manager

Mobile number: +41 79 666 4591

E-mail: [email protected]

SportAccord Convention contacts:

Jay Stuart, Head of Media Relations

Mobile number: +44 774 780 50 75

E-mail: [email protected]

Nis Hatt, Managing Director

Mobile number: +41 79 126 62 28

E-mail: [email protected] —- IOC

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