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Virtual Olympic Congress on track


The virtual Olympic Congress is on track. At the end of September, some 2,000 registrations and contributions had been recorded. These figures reflect the public’s genuine interest in contributing actively to the online consultation. The deadline for contributions has been set for 31 December 2008. For contributions, click here.

“The Olympic Movement in society”
Contributors are inspired by the overall theme of the 2009 Olympic Congress: “The Olympic Movement in Society”. Concrete proposals were submitted on how sport can play an even more important role in a changing world. The appeal of the Olympic Games and the role the athletes have to play were other topics of high importance. Furthermore, the contributors showed a genuine interest in the themes related to young people and the digital revolution. For details on the Congress themes, click here.

From men and women from all continents, and of all age groups
The virtual Congress statistics show that contributions have been sent in from all continents. The range of contributions covers IOC members, members of National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, athletes and the general public. Furthermore, it is particularly encouraging to state that many contributions have been sent in from young people. “The overall mix is excellent”, commented Urs Lacotte, IOC Director General, who is in charge of the Olympic Congress.

Basis of discussion
The information gathered through the virtual Congress will form the basis of discussions at the 13th Olympic Congress held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2009.
More information on the Congress Regulations and the Call for Contributions can be found at


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