Olympic Summit on 8 October 2016 – Information for the media

28 Sep 2016
IOC News Press Release

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has convened an Olympic Summit on 8 October 2016 in Lausanne.

Discussions will focus on the protection of clean athletes and, more specifically, on a review of the WADA anti-doping system. The Olympic Summit will discuss some principles for a more robust, more efficient and more independent worldwide anti-doping system. This will include a reinforcement of the request issued by the Olympic Summit on 17 October 2015 to make the entire anti-doping system independent from sports organisations.

The Olympic Summit will also discuss a first debrief on the success of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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.

List of Invitees:

IOC President
IOC Vice-Presidents
IOC Executive Board Members representing IFs and Athletes

International Federations
President of FIFA
President of the FIG
President of FINA
President of the IAAF
President of the FIS
President of the IBSF

Recognised organisations
President of ANOC
President of the AIOWF
President of ASOIF

National Olympic Committees
President of the Chinese Olympic Committee
President of the Russian Olympic Committee
President of the United States Olympic Committee

Invited participants related to the topic of the fight against doping
President of WADA
President of SportAccord
President of the IPC

Time (local time)          Meetings / Events

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.             Olympic Summit (closed to media)
2.30 p.m.                      IOC President’s press conference via teleconference only

Media arrangements:

Please note that there will be NO media facilities at the Lausanne Palace Hotel, where the meeting is taking place.

Media representatives will have the possibility to take part in a teleconference with the IOC President and ask their questions on this occasion.

Please pre-register here to receive a dedicated dial-in number, a passcode and a personal pin for quicker and easier access to the conference.  Please be aware that the usual passcode cannot be used for this conference.

Please check regularly @iocmedia, where we will send updates on the timing of the press conference if necessary.

A Video News Release (VNR) with some general shots of the meeting room and comments from the IOC President will also be made available to broadcasters via the IOC Newsroom on that day.


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