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November 8, 2010


We will be releasing interim results and analysis in March and July, before releasing the final figures in September, to coincide with the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.

The first set of results will be released on the 28th of March, a day after the IOC Evaluation Commission finishes their trip to the third and final city, Istanbul.

Our second interim results will be released on the 1st of July, just days before candidate cities give a brief to the IOC at their headquarters in Lausanne.

These dates will allow iSportconnect users to see who is leading the polls and any surprises that are currently taking place.

We will be releasing the final results and analysis on the 2nd of September, the week of the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, where the IOC will announce their decision on what city will host the 2020 Olympic Games and what sport will be added to the programme.

This release will show who the sports business world really wants to host the Olympic Games and what sport they want to see competed in 2020.

Take part in the iSportconnect poll to have a chance of winning a Kindle Fire and to ensure your favoured sport and city finish top.

iSportconnect 2020 Games Poll Key Dates:

28th of March – First interim results

1st of July – Second interim results

2nd September – Final results

Soccerex are delighted to announce that Dr João Havelange the Honorary Life President of FIFA and father of modern football has confirmed that he will address delegates on the opening day of the Soccerex Global Convention 2010.

As well as being President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998, Dr Havelange is the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee, was President of the CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) for 17 years, a member of the Brazilian Olympic committee from 1955 to 1963 and even competed as a swimmer in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and as part of the Brazilian water polo team in 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki.

The Global Convention will be exhibiting a selection of the many prestigious awards received by Dr Havelange during his lifetime, just some of which are the Cavalier of the Légion d’honneur (France), the Order of Special Merit in Sports (Brazil), the Commander of the Cavaliers of the Ordem Infante Dom Henrique(Portugal), the Cavalier of the Vasa Orden (Sweden) and the Grand Cross of Elizabeth the Catholic (Spain).

The event will also feature a football legacy panel named after Dr Havelange, who has done so much to promote the importance of legacy in sport. It will bring together a panel of experts and key figures involved in social responsibility with the football industry and will focus on the situation in Brazil and the social legacy the 2014 World Cup needs to leave on the country.

The Soccerex Global Convention (20-24 November 2010) will consist of an in-depth conference schedule, packed exhibition, a large range of networking and two-day Football Festival all taking place in the Forte de Copacabana, Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro.

For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208742 7100 or visit




Soccerex Global Convention

20-24 November 2010

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


If you would like to know more information about this event and other future Soccerex events please visit // call +44 (0)20 8742 7100 // email