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Meeting With European Ministers

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other representatives of the Olympic movement, including FIFA, held a productive meeting with a number of EU Sports Ministers and their representatives at its headquarters in Lausanne on 29 January. Aimed at fostering stronger dialogue between the governments and the Olympic Movement, this first gathering was a concrete step towards closer collaboration now that sport is mentioned in the EU Reform Treaty agreed upon by heads of states in Lisbon in October last year.
Discussions focused on the relevance of sport within the EU Reform Treaty and future implementation of this provision. The representatives of the Olympic Movement expressed their satisfaction at this important milestone and their determination to move things forward.