Olympic Summit on 21 June 2016 – Information for the media

Olympic Summit IOC/Christoph Moretal
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has convened an Olympic Summit on 21 June in Lausanne.

Ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Olympic Summit will coordinate and harmonise the approach among the International Federations, which take the first decision on the eligibility of athletes with respect to qualification for and participation in the Olympic Games. The discussion will have to address the difficult decision between collective responsibility and individual justice.

The Olympic Summit involves leading representatives of the Olympic Movement. It forms part of the ongoing dialogue and consultation on the main topics of interest and concern to the Olympic Movement. It brings together the IOC Vice-Presidents and the presidents of the major Olympic Movement stakeholders.

Time  (local time)
Meetings / Events

8.45 a.m.

Photo opportunity at the Lausanne Palace

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Olympic Summit (closed to media)


IOC President’s press conference at The Olympic Museum - available via teleconference


The Lausanne Palace Hotel (photo opportunity)
Rue du Grand-Chêne 7, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland 

The Olympic Museum (media working room and press conference) 
Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Media facilities:

A media working room will be situated on the second floor off The Olympic Museum. It will be equipped with free wireless internet access. Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

There will be NO media facilities at the Lausanne Palace.  

Media accreditation:

Accreditations are processed online. Media representatives wishing to cover the meetings are requested to register by Monday 20 June on the IOC website.

If you have already registered for previous meetings, please access your profile using your email address, and tick the box for the June 2016 Olympic Summit.
For journalists who have not yet registered, please follow the instructions provided.  

Click here to access the media accreditation system.

Should you have any issues when registering, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accreditation cards will be distributed upon your arrival at the Lausanne Palace. Starting from 11 a.m., you will be able to collect them at The Olympic Museum in the press working room (2nd floor).

Press conference: teleconference call

Media representatives who will not be in Lausanne will have the possibility of listening to the President’s press conference live on Tuesday 21 June by teleconference.

Full list of phone numbers in your country, please click here
PIN code: 5860347#

Please contact the IOC Communications Department one day in advance to confirm the time of the press conference.


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For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team:
Tel: +41 21 621 6000 email: pressoffice@olympic.org, or visit our website at www.olympic.org.


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