Digital media on the Olympic agenda

From the International Olympic Committee
The future role of digital media will be one of the key discussions of the 13th Olympic Congress, to be staged in Copenhagen in October 2009, it was announced today by the IOC.

“The Digital Revolution” is one of a range of topics which will be subject to public consultation for the first time in the history of Olympic congresses. This exchange with the public on some of the themes of the Congress will be launched in early 2008 on, the official website of the Olympic Movement, IOC President Jacques Rogge announced today at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City.

“This is the first IOC Congress of the millennium, and the first one since the start of the digital revolution. Even if the Olympic Congress is primarily for the Olympic family, we need to take the pulse using the modern methods available to us, and in particular open up to the public,” Rogge said. The editorial committee will then choose the most relevant contributions for inclusion in the Congress proceedings.

The Olympic Congress will be held from October 3-5 2009 in Copenhagen. It will bring together around 1,000 participants representing IOC members, the International Federations, National Olympic Committees, the athletes and Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, coaches, doctors and medical staff, technical officials, sponsors and even the media.

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