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Malaysia prepares for 128th IOC Session in 2015

07 Feb 2014
Sochi, Russia: The President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, HRH Prince Tunku Imran, presented details on Kuala Lumpur's hosting of the 128th IOC Session in 2015 to IOC members at the 126th IOC Session in Sochi on Friday. HRH Prince Tunku Imran said the Malaysian government - at federal and city levels - was firmly behind the hosting of the IOC Session and he reaffirmed the OCM's commitment to and pride in the Olympic movement in general.

The 128th IOC Session will run from July 30 to August 3, 2015, and the Mandarin Oriental has been appointed as the official IOC hotel. The Session itself will be held at the KL Convention Centre.

HRH Prince Tunku Imran, who was re-elected as an IOC member earlier in the day, said the local organising committee was formed in July 2012 and had since held four meetings, during which the government had designated the IOC Session as an important national event for the country and offered full support and assistance.

Organising committee representatives had learned a lot from attending the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last September, and this had been followed by a visit to KL from IOC event experts.

"Malaysia is a safe country and Kuala Lumpur is a safe city," he told the IOC members. "Kuala Lumpur has a perfect security track record."

HRH Prince Tunku Imran also encouraged IOC members to experience the fun, culture and food of Malaysia, with a wide-ranging social and hospitality programme being put in place.

The 128th IOC Session will be under the motto "By the Family, For the Family" and will follow the Extraordinary IOC Session in Monaco from December 7-9, 2014. 
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