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Tuesday, 29th September 2009

International Olympic Committee Making Use of Social Media to Spread the Word and Other Resources

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This week the International Olympic Committe (IOC) will announce which city (Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro or Madrid) will host the 2016 Olympic Games. The announcement will take place on Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Olympic Congress.

The IOC has made several resources available online including four that utilize popular social media tools:

+ Photos via Flickr

+ Twitter Feed

+ Facebook Page

+ YouTube Channel

+ The IOC sponsored an online video contest. More than 200 people entered. Two winners won a trip to Copenhagen for the Congress. More about the Winners with direct inks to their winning videos posted on YouTube in this announcement.

What Else is Available:

+ Official Web Site

+ A Live Video Feed of the Final Presentations and Announcement Will Be Available Here

+ Broadcast Quality Videos Can Be Accessed and Downloaded for Free (Login: IOC Password: MEDIA2009)

+ Cool! Olympic Review Magazine
A Full Text, Full Image eMagazine, dedicated to the Olympic Congress Note: It can take a while to download the complete 84 page document, utilizes technology from Digipage. You can view thumbnails of pages, see facing pages, keyword search the publication, etc.

Fact Sheets
+ Theme 1 The Athletes
+ Theme 2 The Olympic Games
+ Theme 3 The Structure of the Olympic Movement
+ Theme 4 Olympism and Youth
+ Theme 5 The Digital Revolution

+ Practical Information and Official Schedule of Events (for Media)
Both Documents are PDF Files.


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