POSTED: October 31st 2011

IOC: Bidding for the Games kicks off in Lausanne at the Olympic Museum

LAURA WALDEN in LAUSANNE / Sports Features Communications

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launches its first specialized seminar this week for cities interested in bidding for the Olympic Games.

The theme of the meeting obviously is crucial for the six cities bidding for the 2020 summer Games but useful as well for any city or NOC contemplating a bid for the Olympics or the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Currently Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo are officially in the 2020 bid race that is set to be decided in September 2013 in Buenos Aires.

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

Past organizers will be on hand to share information and knowledge and to elaborate on the impact that hosting the Games had on their country both for what regards the tangible and intrinsic aspects.

The seminar is scheduled to run November 1-4 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

New YOG ambassador to be named

Also during the meetings the IOC will have superstar figure skater Yu-Na Kim in town Wednesday to meet the press with IOC President Dr Rogge and they will unveil a new YOG ambassador.

Keywords · IOC · Olympic bidding · Gilbert Felli · Jacqueline Barrett · Yuna Kim · Jacques Rogge · 2020 Games

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