The President then met the French Sports Minister, Jean François Lamour, at the Ministry of Sport, where issues related to the role of sport in the European Union, the World Anti-Doping Agency and Paris's candidature for the 2012 Olympic Games were addressed.
On the same day, the IOC President met with the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë. He then presented the Fair Play Trophy to Kenyan athlete Kipchoge Keino at an awards ceremony organised by the International Committee for Fair Play at the UNESCO headquarters. Among the athletes rewarded were Italian climber Simone Moro and Portuguese footballer Eusebio Ferreira da Silva.
On Friday 10 January, the IOC President presented the Olympic Order to the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, at the Elysée Palace in the presence of IOC Honorary President for Life, Juan Antonio Samaranch, French IOC members Jean-Claude Killy and Guy Drut, the President of the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF), Henri Sérandour, honorary member Maurice Herzog, honour member Alain Danet and French Sports Minister Jean-François Lamour.
The President then visited the CNOSF headquarters for lunch with the members of the Executive Board and French IOC members at the invitation of Henri Sérandour.
During his stay, the IOC President also met IOC members Mohamed Mzali and Pál Schmitt.