London 2012 Organizers Arriving In Rio For Debriefing

London 2012 organizers have been arriving in Rio Friday to pass on their knowledge to the hosts of the Rio 2016 Summer Games, reports the Associated Press.

London officials will be in Brazil for almost a week to share their experiences after seven years of preparations for the London Olympics.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge will be absent as doctors advised him to avoid the long flight to Rio following recent hip replacement surgery.

The meetings will be attended by IOC executive director Gilbert Felli and other top IOC officials.

Also on hand will be Sochi 2014 organizers as well as organizers of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, along with the three cities bidding for the 2020 Summer Games – Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo.

The sessions will take place Saturday to Wednesday in which organizers will review all aspects of the Games, including planning, technology, transportation, security and accommodations. There will also be discussions on the experiences of athletes, fans, volunteers and the media.

London organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe will head the transfer of knowledge meetings, which will take place at a hotel in Rio’s Barra neighbourhood, where most Olympic venues will be located.

IOC Vice President Nawal El Moutawakel, who heads the Rio 2016 coordination commission, is also expected to attend.