IOC meetings prior to and during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Information for the Media

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold a number of meetings in Tokyo prior to and during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will take place from 23 July to 8 August:

- IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting: 17 July 2021 at Okura Hotel

- 138th IOC Session: 20 and 21 July 2021 at Okura Hotel

All meetings are taking place in the Okura Hotel, the Olympic Family Hotel (OFH). Please note that this hotel is not an official venue in the activity plan according to the Playbooks and there will be no permanent guest passes for the restricted areas of the hotel due to the COVID-19 countermeasures.

Please click here for the schedule of events. Note that all times are subject to change, and additional media events may take place.

Media representatives who will not be in Tokyo will have the possibility of watching all the press conferences of these events live on YouTube.

Media Access

IOC Executive Board meeting

The IOC Executive Board meeting is closed to the media. IOC press conferences will take place in the Main Press Centre (MPC).

IOC Session

The proceedings of the IOC Session will be available via closed circuit TV at the Main Press Centre (MPC) as well as on IOC Media YouTube.

Due to the COVID-19 countermeasures, there will be no working area in the Okura Hotel. Media representatives are therefore encouraged to work at the MPC. Owing to the restrictions, and in accordance with the Playbook rules, the IOC Session will also be closed to ENG cameras and photographers. For the vote of the host of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad, a very small pool will be arranged by the IOC.

The press conferences following the IOC Session will take place in the MPC.

Additional useful information:

The News Access Rules for Tokyo 2020 have been updated and can be found here under Media Guidelines and Access Rules. If you have any additional questions related to the News Access Rules, please contact

Please click here to download the Guidelines for the Editorial Use of the Olympic Properties by Media Organisations. These Guidelines provide guidance to bona fide media organisations that wish to use the Olympic Properties in relation to their editorial news reporting on the Olympic Games.

The Playbooks are the basis of our game plan to ensure all Olympic and Paralympic Games participants and the people of Japan stay safe and healthy this summer. You can download the Tokyo 2020 Press and Broadcasters Playbooks.

Key Contacts in Tokyo

IOC Press Office


IOC Media Relations Team contacts in Tokyo (from 12 July 2021):

Michael Noyelle, Head of Media Relations: +41 75 432 77 48

Bernardo Domingues, Media Relations Manager: +41 79 233 31 96

Rachel Rominger, Media Relations Manager: +41 79 136 71 69

Victoria Slack, Media Relations Manager: +41 79 330 24 61

Historical and factual information on the Olympic Games

If you are looking for historical or factual information on the Olympic Games and Olympic Movement, kindly contact the IOC Olympic Studies Centre:


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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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