Here we go!
    Time to pack and fly! 
We are about to meet in Tokyo! One thing is for sure, we won't be "lost in translation" in Japan as we all speak a common language, one of the most universal ones: Sport!
Pack your open mind, the inspiration sources you want to share, your curious taste buds and your willingness to enjoy a digital experience!
As the Summit will take place in one of the most connected cities in the world, we invite you to join us on a high-tech and paperless journey for this year's edition. Stay tuned and you will soon be invited you to download our special APP, specially designed for the Summit. You will get all the information you need to live a brand-new experience!
Special Announcement - Additional trip
NAGANO - Due to damages caused by Typhoon Hagibis sweeping through the country earlier this month, we have the regret to inform you that the Union's additional trip to Nagano has been cancelled. 
Nagano authorities are fully dedicated to taking care of the population and to getting things back to normal.
We express our sympathy to and solidarity with the Olympic City of Nagano and its government. The Union wishes the Host City of the 1998 Olympics much courage and strength in restoring Nagano in the typhoon's aftermath.
SAPPORO - The City of Sapporo has taken over the challenge of organising an alternative additional trip with very short notice. We are very grateful to Sapporo for its reactivity and we are looking forward to discovering the first Japanese Host City of the Winter Olympic Games. 
Sapporo hosted the Games in 1972 and today its legacy is strong and alive.
To get more information about the additional trip, click here
To have a flavour of what you can expect in Sapporo, do not hesitate to have a look at the Sapporo Olympic Museum case presented in our Olympic Legacy Toolkit
    On the spot
It is time to learn more about the programme that is being prepared, especially for Olympic Cities at the 2019 Tokyo Summit!
We are trying to offer our participants the best experience by discovering different places. 
9-11 November
Additional trip to Sapporo, Host of the 1972 Winter Olympic Games.

11 November
Check in @ New Otani Hotel Tokyo, (Conference Hotel)
Olympic Cities' Welcome Dinner @ Umaya Restaurant.

12 November
Annual Meeting of the World Union of Olympic Cities @ Nippon Seinenkan
This day includes a series of conferences and workshops, the General Assembly of the World Union of Olympic Cities and an on-site tour of the Tokyo Olympic facilities focused on bridges between the 1964 and 2020 Games. 
In the evening, the Smart Cities & Sport Summit Welcome Cocktail will take place at the Zipangu Restaurant.

13 November
Smart Cities & Sport Summit @ Tokai University Club
We will question the concept of a "smart City" and assess the importance of urban planning and tourism policies related to sport in smart cities. 
The Gala Dinner Gala will be held @ Meiji Kinenkan.

14 November
Joint event with TAFISA, The Association For International Sport For All @ Toshi Center Hotel.
The Smart Cities & Sport Summit and TAFISA join forces to build synergies upon the challenges of healthy cities, gender equality, sport innovation and aging societies. 
The Dinner will be held @ Toshi Center Hotel.

15-16 November
If you want to register to the TAFISA Congress and continue your Tokyo experience @ Toshi Center, do not hesitate to contact us. A special fee is offered to Olympic City Members of the Union. 

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Japan! 
    Picked up from the Legacy Inspiration Box

The Governance Chapter of the Toolkit has been released!

The Legacy inspiration box has been updated with six new cases with a brand-new chapter dedicated to governance and legacy management!

Already six cities have contributed to this section and we take this opportunity to warmly thank the legacy organisations from Beijing, Lillehammer,(Olympic Park and Olympic Legacy Sport Centre) Seoul, St. Louis, Sydney and Vancouver for the hard work done in having these first cases sorted out. 
To learn more about legacy gouvernance in Olympic Cities, click here!

Access Governance and Legacy Management Chapter
    Stay Tuned with the Union
On-Going Projects
Last minute registration to the Summit! We strongly encourage you to register through our online platform. Although we can no longer guarantee rooms at the Conference Hotel, there are still a few left and we will do our best to find the best accommodation solution for you. Do not hesitate to contact us!

New Legacy Toolkit to be released soon! The Olympic Legacy Toolkit dedicated to Celebrations is about to be released. You will find examples of how Olympic Cities celebrate their Games' anniversary, implement permanent celebration's specific signage or connect their event with current editions of the Games. Stay tuned! 

WWW - Where Were We?
LAUSANNE The President of the World Union of Olympic Cities and Mayor of Lausanne, Grégoire Junod, inaugurated the new ice rink La Vaudoise Arena on September 24. Home of the Lausanne Hockey Club, the ice king will be used during the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games for ice hockey, figure skating and short track speed skating competitions. 
BARCELONA Oscar Tosato, Member of the World Union of Olympic Cities' Executive Committee, attended a seminar in Barcelona with a delegation from Swiss Sport Managers. 
  On the Cities & Sport Planet 
IAKS The International Association for Sport and Leisure Activities will host its Annual Congress in Cologne, Germany, November, 5-8.  The Congress will address "Trends in design and management of sports and leisure facilities". 
   Keep an Eye on Olympic Cities
What’s going on in your cities?

LAUSANNE October 1 marked exactly 100 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. Lausanne is seeking to create a new sports platform for young people by actively involving them in the preparation and organisation of the event. This means engaging the local, regional and even national population around a unique, unifying occasion that seeks to create a better world.

TOKYO On October 4, Tokyo 2020 organizers launched the training sessions for 80,000 volunteers for next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first of what are called general training sessions for the “Field Cast” volunteers was held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre in Tokyo, a legacy from the 1964 Games. As the slogan says, the power of Tokyo 2020 is the volunteers!

PARIS On October 22, Paris 2024 unveiled its official emblem. The new face of the Games conveys the ambition of Paris 2024 in organising the Games both for the people and with the people. Uniting the gold medal, the flame and Marianne, the personified symbol of France, the emblem will be used - for the first time in history - both for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

FUTURE OLYMPIC HOST CITIES On October 3, IOC President Thomas Bach announced the creation of the two permanent commissions that will handle future Olympic and Paralympic bids. These commissions will engage in permanent dialogue with potential hosts. The commission on Winter hosts will first consider candidates for the 2024 Youth Olympic Games. PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games is said to be interested in bidding.
The selection of a host for the 2030 Winter Games will follow. Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Barcelona have already registered their interest in bidding.
The next edition of the Summer Games for which a host must be selected will be 2032. The IOC Commission will also handle selection of a 2026 YOG host. Brisbane, Jakarta, Shanghai, New Delhi and the Rhein-Ruhr region of Germany are among the interested locales for 2032.
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