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Prince Albert to launch Olympians Reunion Centre

Prince Albert to launch Olympians Reunion Centre

By Staff Writer - July 31, 2016

Photo: © Charly GALLO
L-R: Brice Etes, HE Ms. Lambin-Berti, Secretary General of the Monaco Olympic Committee, Kevin Crovetto, HSH Prince Albert II, HSH Princess Charlene and Yann Siccardi. Photo: © Charly GALLO

With the start of the Rio Olympics just days away (Read: Monegasque Olympic team arrives in Rio), this is a busy time for HSH Prince Albert, a leading member of the International Olympic Committee and a former Olympic athlete himself.

The World Olympians Association, whose head is Joël Bouzou of Monaco’s Peace and Sport association, has announced that its Patron, HSH Prince Albert, International Olympic Committee Vice-President, Nawal El Moutawakel and EY Global Chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger will launch the Olympians Reunion Centre by EY in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the start of the Olympic Games.

The three will join WOA President and four-time Olympian Joël Bouzou in declaring the venue open at a special gala on August 4, according to Olympics news website

Co-hosted by the WOA and EY, the ORC is the destination hub for Olympians of all ages to gather in the heart of the Olympic action in Rio. The opening gala, which takes place the day before the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, will bring together prominent and influential Olympians and other high-ranking guests from across the Olympic Movement to celebrate the launch of the ORC and help usher in a fortnight of thrilling Olympic sporting action.

Prince Albert said: “It will be a great pleasure to officially open the Olympians Reunion Centre by EY at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. I am looking forward to gathering with my friends and colleagues from the Olympic Family at this fantastic venue and celebrating the role Olympians play as ambassadors of the Olympic values.”

WOA President Joël Bouzou said: “We are truly honoured to have our Patron, HSH Prince Albert II, and inspirational Olympian, Nawal El Moutawakel, help us launch the Olympians Reunion centre by EY in Rio on 4 August. As we count down the days till we welcome Olympians from all over the world to the ORC in the remarkable Olympic city of Rio, we are grateful for the support of our presenting partner EY and we look forward to an amazing opening party and an incredible Olympic Games.”

EY Global Chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger, added: “As proud partners of the Olympians Reunion Centre in Rio we are looking forward to opening its doors to Olympians from around the world. The Olympic Games are an opportunity to build a better and more peaceful world through sport and the connections that unite us as a global community. Joining forces with the World Olympians Association to host the Olympians Reunion Centre – which is all about celebrating the legacy of Olympians and forging connections between them – represents the perfect opportunity to help us achieve those aims.”  Source:

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