Ban Ki-moon to address Olympic Congress

September 25, 2009 For IOC President Jacques Rogge, the presence of Mr. Ban in Copenhagen strengthens the partnership between the two organizations.

"It's a strong commitment to the recognition of the increasingly important role of sport in the implementation of internationally agreed development goals, such as the Millennium Development Goals. In the global community of the 21st century, the Olympic Movement is more accountable to the whole of society than ever before, and it must be sure of its place in all regions of the world. This is why the participation of the United Nations in its Congress, placed under the main theme of 'the Olympic Movement in Society,' is invaluable."

The Congress will be held under the theme of "the Olympic Movement in Society." Participants will discuss the current status of the Olympic Movement and projections into the future around five main themes: Theme 1 "The Athletes", Theme 2 "The Olympic Games", Theme 3 "The Structure of the Olympic Movement", Theme 4 "Olympism and Youth" and Theme 5 "The Digital Revolution."

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