IOC and Beijing 2022 upcoming events in Greece – Information for the media

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IOC Executive Board meeting

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) will meet on Saturday 16 October 2021 in Athens, Greece.

The EB is scheduled to receive updates on the activities of the Olympic Movement and the IOC administration, plus reports from the Organising Committees for future Olympic Games.

Please click here to see the schedule.

The IOC will hold a virtual press briefing after the meeting.

Date: Saturday 16 October

Time: 4 – 6.30 p.m. CEST (EB meeting); 6.45 p.m. CEST* (press briefing)

Please register here to receive the link to attend the virtual press briefing.

Please click here to access the instructions on how to log in and ask questions during the press briefing.

The virtual press briefing will also be livestreamed on the IOC Media YouTube channel.

Photos from the EB meeting will be available on IOC Media Flickr.

*In the event of any delay, we will inform the media on Twitter @IOCMEDIA.


100 years of EB and International Olympic Academy inauguration

On Sunday 17 October 2021, the IOC Executive Board (EB) will gather at the Pierre de Coubertin monument in Ancient Olympia, where his heart is buried, to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the EB. 

This will be followed by a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the renovated International Olympic Academy premises, also in Ancient Olympia, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Photos from both ceremonies will be available on IOC Media Flickr.

On the same day, the IOC will provide a video news release with b-roll footage from both events to all the broadcasters via the IOC Newsroom platform.


Beijing 2022 Olympic Flame-lighting and Handover Ceremonies

On Monday 18 October 2021 at 10.30 a.m. CEST, the Olympic flame for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be lit at Ancient Olympia.

The Olympic flame will be carried by a few torchbearers in Ancient Olympia and then travel to Athens.

On the following day, Tuesday 19 October 2021, the flame will be delivered to the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee delegation at a Handover Ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium starting at 11 a.m. CEST.

The media accreditation process for both these events is being managed by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). Please contact the HOC via for any questions.

Both events will be livestreamed on

The live broadcast feeds (with graphics in English and the Olympic rings in the top left) for both events will be offered free of charge to the media. Advanced signal booking is required via (booking reference OF 20211018 for the Flame-lighting Ceremony and OF 20211019 for the Handover Ceremony) and must be done no less than two hours prior to the transmission start time.

Please find here the Live Broadcast Feed Technical Details.

The IOC will also provide video news releases after each event via the IOC Newsroom platform.

All usage by non-rights-holding broadcasters and bona fide media organisations will be subject to the News Access Rules Applicable to the Olympic Torch Relay of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, that will be made available here.

Photos from both ceremonies will be available on IOC Media Flickr.


The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit, civil, non-governmental, international organisation made up of volunteers which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.4 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.


For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team:
Tel: +41 21 621 6000, email:, or visit our web site at

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