From the IOC
The 121st Session (annual general meeting) of the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the 13th Olympic Congress will take place in Copenhagen from 2 to 9 October 2009.
The 121st IOC Session will make decisions on key policy issues and areas under its authority, including the election of the Host City for the 2016 Olympic Games on 2 October from among the four Candidate Cities: Chicago (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain) – the cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.
The 13th Olympic Congress will be taking the pulse of the Olympic Movement, analysing its strengths and weaknesses, and evaluating the opportunities and the risks it faces.
The Congress and the Session, the presentations by the Candidate Cities, the vote to elect the Host City, the 2016 Host City Announcement Ceremony, the signature of the Host City Contract and all press conferences, including the joint IOC/Host City press conference, will take place at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Center Boulevard 5
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel. +45 3252 8811 – firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCREDITATION, ACCOMMODATION and VISA
Please click here to access our online accreditation and accommodation system. You will be able to request an accreditation to cover the IOC Session and the Olympic Congress, as well as making your own booking for accommodation in one of the proposed IOC official hotels. You will also be asked to apply for an invitation letter if you are from a country that requires a visa to enter Denmark.
The deadline for accreditation requests is 31 July 2009.
If you make your hotel reservation via the accommodation system, you will be able to collect your accreditation in your hotel when you check in.
For those who choose to make their own booking (not the IOC official hotels), you will be able to collect your accreditation as soon as you arrive at Copenhagen airport: please go to the accreditation centre situated five minutesâ€™ walk from the airport in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. (Volunteers will be available to escort you). Cards will be distributed only upon presentation of a valid passport.
The IOC official hotels will provide a shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as a shuttle service to and from the Bella Centre. To find out more about transport services and for a location map, please click here (PDF).
IF YOU ARE A JOURNALIST â€” WRITTEN PRESS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
Information on the press coverage of the Session
IF YOU ARE A BROADCASTER – INCLUDING TECHNICIANS
Information on the broadcast coverage of the Session