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Want to have your say on the Olympic Movement? Now making a contribution to the virtual Olympic Congress is now easier than ever!
The next Olympic Congress will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2009. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques ROGGE has laid down the challenges for the Congress: taking the pulse of the Olympic Movement; analyzing its strengths and weaknesses; evaluating the opportunities and the risks it faces.

For the first time the general public can submit their views on the topics under consideration - a simple click on the banner below will give you access to the virtual Olympic Congress site. Click on the banner, register and contribute online to two of the five Congress themes.

Click here to go the Virtual Olympic Congress site

Make your move!

The themes are as follows:

Theme 1: The athletes
- Relationship between the athletes, the clubs, federations and the NOCs
- Health protection in training and competition
- The social and professional life of athletes during and after elite competition

Theme 2: The Olympic Games
- How to keep the Games as a premier event
- The Olympic values
- Universality and developing countries

Theme 3: The structure of the Olympic Movement
- The autonomy of the Olympic Movement
- Good governance and ethics
- The relationships between the Olympic Movement and its stakeholders

Theme 4: Olympism and Youth
- Moving towards an active society
- Is competitive sport still appealing?
- Youth sports events

Theme 5: The digital revolution
- A new management of sports rights
- How to increase the size of the sports audience
- Communication with stakeholders in the digital age

Join the debate!

Improvements in technology have now made it possible to canvass a wide spectrum of people for their views and opinions on different aspects of Olympism.

Since its launch, the virtual Olympic Congress has already received an overwhelming level of interest from members of the Olympic family and the general public. The banner was designed to reflect this dynamism and the overall purpose of the Congress: to take the pulse of the Olympic Movement and the general public.

Voice your opinion!

Submissions from the Olympic family and the general public will be accepted until 31 December 2008. The virtual Olympic Congress is an important component of the preparatory process leading up to the 13th Olympic Congress in Copenhagen. The submissions from the Olympic family will be analysed to provide a set of draft recommendations for discussion in Copenhagen. A statistical analysis of the public's contributions will be available on the IOC's website in 2009, and selected contributions included in the Congress' proceedings.

More information on the Congress Regulations and the Call for Contributions can be found at

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