POSTED: April 7th 2011

IOC to hold seminar for cities interested in Olympic Games bidding

IOC headquarters in Lausanne / lake images
IOC headquarters in Lausanne / lake images

LAURA WALDEN in London / Sport Features Communications

LONDON, Apr 7: The IOC has announced that a specialized forum will be held in the Olympic Museum at Lausanne on November 1st and 2nd of this year.

The conference will be organized by Gilbert Felli, IOC executive director of the Olympic Games and Jacqueline Barrett, in charge of bid city relations.

The seminar will be targeted on information vital for both NOCs and cities considering bidding for the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games but will be valuable for all cites considering putting together a bid plan.

The IOC meeting will also go indepth into the challenges and benefits of hosting the Games and the YOG for cities, regions and countries.

Attendees will be able to hear from past organizers who will be sharing precious information about experiences. They can elaborate on the impact that hosting the Games had on their country both for what regards the tangible and intrinsic aspects.

The IOC is looking to provide advice and information for anyone considering bidding as to important details such as how to represent your bid and develop your message and how to get it across in the best way possible.

The date of the conference is scheduled for the 1/2 November 2011.

Places are limited to a certain number of attendees per organization so interested parties must sign up online after 1 September 2011 @

The full conference programme will be available online by July 2011.

Keywords · IOC · Olympic bidding · Gilbert Felli · Jacqueline Barrett

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