POSTED: Wednesday September 30th 2009

Media information - 121st IOC Session and XIII Olympic Congress

Copenhagen, 2–9 October 2009

on this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect the
host city of the 2016 Olympic Games. The choice of Chicago, Tokyo, Rio
de Janeiro or Madrid will echo around the world. Then the Olympic
Congress will take place from 3 to 5 October. And finally the IOC
Session will take key decisions on the 2016 sports programme, with the
potential inclusion of golf and rugby sevens, and will elect IOC
members and the IOC President. 
The following key documents and links will provide you with useful
and important information to help you cover these imminent events. 

 Detailed schedule of events


 Practical information



Factsheets on each theme that will be covered during the Olympic Congress are available below:

Theme 1 – The Athletes

Theme 2 – The Olympic Games

Theme 3 – The Structure of the Olympic Movement

Theme 4 – Olympism and Youth

Theme 5 – The Digital Revolution

Olympic Review

Click here to view the Olympic Review dedicated to the Olympic Congress


Broadcast quality videos can be accessed and downloaded for free: click here

Login: IOC

Password: MEDIA2009 


For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, please follow us on Flickr
To request archive photos and footage, please contact our Images team at:

Live webcast and video on demand

Click here
for the live stream of the IOC Session and Congress including the 2016
Candidate Cities’ presentations on 2 October followed by the
announcement ceremony.
You also have the option to watch or re-watch the events with the video on demand option.

Social Media

For up-to-the-minute information on the IOC and regular updates, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook 

The IOC sponsored a video contest with the help from Jamaican
sprinter Usain Bolt and other Olympians who called for submissions in a
series of video challenges posted on the IOC’s web site last August.
More than 200 people entered the competition and two winners were chosen to travel to Copenhagen.

Contact details:

IOC Media Relations:

Emmanuelle Moreau
+41 79 637 30 17
+45 205 27 415
Sandrine Tonge
+41 79 250 98 50
+45 205 22 963
Nimtaz-Tanya Noordin
+45 205 24 843

IOC Media Operations:
The IOC Media Operations office is situated in the
MPC, in the Bella Center. Please do not hesitate to visit the team on
site for all practical questions related to TV and radio coverage. 

IOC Contact: Anthony Edgar

OBS Contact: Matt Mason

Danish Organising Committee Secretariat
Contact: Casper Hollerup
Phone: +45 43 26 21 72 or +45 24 64 52 53

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Keywords · IOC · 2016 Games · IOC Session and Congress · Copenhagen

Name: Sandrine Tonge
Organization: IOC International Olympic Committee
Phone: +41 21 621 60 00

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