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• London Olympic organisers asked to explain ethics of sponsorship deal -

Amnesty International has now added its voice to the mounting pressure on the organising committee...[more]

• Sports Movement agrees on unified strategy to tackle irregular betting -

Under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the sports movement today agreed...[more]

• Time for IOC to learn from new medias that appeals to young people -

Communications guru Martin Sorrell advised global sports leaders at the IOC Congress in Copenhagen...[more]

• Fidel Castro congratulates Brazil with the election of host for 2016 Summer Olympics -

Rio’s Olympics Win Is ‘Victory of Third World,’ Castro says. Source: Bloomberg.com[more]

• Brazil: Moving from second to first rate country -

After having been chosen as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics Brazil will transform sporting...[more]


What actually went on at the IOC meetings, that took place in Copenhagen the first nine days of October 2009? 

What did the delegates think, how did the media work, what kind of political games were played in the corridors of Bella Center and what did all the thousands of people involved with sport, not present at the meetings think? These are questions Play the Game looked into on this site during the IOC meetings.



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If you wish to make your own contribution, you can do so by mailing Stine Alvad at stine@playthegame.
 

 




Latest news from the IOC summit

Comment: Rogge clears the way for further reform

10 October 2009

The next four years will show to which extent Rogge will succeed in becoming the great reformer of the Olympic movement that he was expected to when he took office in 2001.[more]



IOC’s President Rogge takes controversial questions from the press at closing of IOC Session

09 October 2009

President Jacques Rogge took questions from the press at the closing of the IOC Session in Copenhagen.[more]

Jacques Rogge - closing of the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen - Final Press Conference (c)IOC/R. Juilliart


Two new Olympic sports elected despite controversy

09 October 2009

Despite discussions of whether the process of election of the new Olympic sports have been sufficiently transparent, rugby and golf were elected as the two newcomers to join the existing 26 Olympic sports by 2016.[more]

Rugby Sevens' elected to be on the Olympic Programme for the 2016 and 2020 Games (c)IOC/R. Juilliart


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