From 10 to 12 October, the second World Press Briefing organized by the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), took place in Beijing, China, with more than 330 media representatives (written press, photographers, news agencies) from all over the world. Representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC) and the London 2012 Organizing Committee (London 2012) were present as well.12 Oct 2007
BOCOG Executive Vice President Liu Jingmin said in his opening speech at the Briefing: “The World Press Briefing is an important platform for communication and co-operation between the Organizing Committee and the media. BOCOG is ready to further exchange ideas and will constantly try to improve its work to provide excellent services to the media”.
During the three-day meeting, BOCOG gave an overview of the planning process for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2008, including presentations about transportation, accommodation, venue services, MPC, press operations, competition schedule, venue media services, rate card, accreditation, security and technology. Furthermore, participants had the chance to visit some of the Olympic and Paralympic venues from inside, including the National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”), the Aquatics Centre (“Water Cube”) and the Main Press Centre (MPC).