Update on upcoming Games

The second morning of the IOC EB meeting focused on discussions regarding the preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games of Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010.

A delegation from the Athens Organising Committee (ATHOC), led by its President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, was at the IOC's Lausanne headquarters to make a formal presentation, during which she highlighted, amongst other issues, the successful test events which took place in August, a number of fruitful meetings over the past months including the World Broadcasters meeting and the Chef de Missions seminar as well as good progress in the recruitment of volunteers and in the second phase of ticket sales.

At the close of ATHOC's presentations, a number of Executive Board members intervened to make complimentary comments to ATHOC on the state of their preparations.

The reports on Turin and Vancouver were given by the Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli. As Chairman of the

Beijing Coordination Commission, Hein Verbruggen gave the EB members an update on the smooth progress of preparations for the 2008 Games.

The Chairman of the Radio and TV Commission, Un Yong Kim, also presented his report, as well as Denis Oswald and Ottavio Cinquanta, for the International Olympic Summer and Winter Sports Federations respectively.

The morning closed with administrative matters including the IOC Directors giving their reports to the Executive Board.
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