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IOC Executive Board meetings in St Petersburg, 29 to 31 May 2013 – Information for the Media Back To Main


The IOC Executive Board (EB) will meet in St Petersburg, Russia from 29 to 31 May, at the same time as the SportAccord Convention.

During the three days, the EB will meet with the Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). It will hear reports on the IOC’s latest activities and receive updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic GamesSochi 2014Rio de Janeiro 2016and PyeongChang 2018.

On Wednesday 29 May, the eight candidate sports (baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding, wrestling and wushu) vying for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Programme will present to the EB. The EB will then decide which of the eight sports to recommend to the 125th IOC Session for inclusion.

Click here for the Programme of the IOC EB Meetings.

The SportAccord Convention will be handling the media logistics for all events as follows:

LENEXPO Exhibition Complex
103 Bolshov Avenue of Vasilievsky Island
St Petersburg
Russia 199106

Telephone: +7 812 240-40-40 

Media facilities:
The Press Working Room will be set up at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex with all the necessary facilities, including high-speed internet lines.

Accreditation and accommodation:
Media representatives wishing to cover the events should register here as soon as possible, and by Friday 10 May at the latest.

Please note that the media accreditation that you apply for via SportAccord will also grant you access to the IOC press briefings and IOC President’s press conference.

For registration assistance and accommodation, please contact SportAccord:   Phone number: +41 21 601 7587

Conference calls on 29 and 31 May:
Media representatives who will not be in St. Petersburg will be able to listen LIVE to the press briefing at 8.30 p.m. local time on 29 May (6.30 p.m. CET) and the IOC President's press conference at 2 p.m. local time (12 p.m. CET) on 31 May.

The number and access code for both events will be as follows:

Number to dial
+41 (0) 58 810 70 00 (Switzerland) 
For a full list of phone numbers in your country, please click here 
Access code
5860347 followed by the # sign

A playback of the press briefing on 29 May and the IOC President’s press conference on 31 May will be available one hour after each event has ended, and will be available for a period of 168 hours.

The number and access code for the playback of the press briefing at 8.30 p.m. local time on 29 May will be as follows:

Number to dial:
+41 91 612 4330 (Europe)
+44 207 108 6233 (UK)
+1 866 416 2558 (USA) 
Access code: 
19462 followed by the # sign

The replay will be active from 8.30 p.m. (CET) on Wednesday 29 May until 8.30 p.m. (CET) on Wednesday 5 June.

The number and access code for the IOC President's press conference at 2 p.m. local time on 31 May will be as follows:

Number to dial:
+41 91 612 4330 (Europe)
+44 207 108 6233 UK)
+1 866 416 2558 USA) 
Access code: 
4866 followed by the # sign

The replay will be active from 2 p.m. (CET) on Friday 31 May until 2 p.m. (CET) on Friday 7 June.

Please note that the replays will be active during the weekend (1 to 2 June)

IOC contacts:

Sandrine Tonge, IOC Media Relations Manager
Mobile number: +41 79 250 9850

Andrew Mitchell, IOC Media Relations Manager 
Mobile number: +41 79 666 4591


SportAccord Convention contacts:

Jay Stuart, Head of Media Relations
Mobile number: +44 774 780 50 75

Nis Hatt, Managing Director 
Mobile number: +41 79 126 62 28


For further information on the IOC Executive Board, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00,

About the SportAccord Convention

Every year, the SportAccord Convention brings together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), together with sponsors, bidding andhost cities, architects, sports lawyers, broadcasters, Games Organising Committees, rights-holders and other specialists to discuss the key issues facing the sports industry.

Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF, the SportAccord Convention encompasses the annual Congress and General Assembly of each association, while offering the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment to build relationships, exchange knowledge and develop ideas.

For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team: 
Tel: +41 21 621 6000 e-mail:, or visit our web site


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