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OLYMPIC REVIEW77 PAST EXCERPT T he second reason for our gathering here today is the opening tomorrow of the 10th Congress. You may wonder why a Congress has not been held since 1930. If one looks back over the history of the Congresses, you will find they have taken various forms and it is possible that, had it not been for the intervention of the war, a Congress would have taken place sooner than this. However, after the war, regular meetings were instituted by the IOC with the International Federations and with the NOCs. Now we have an immense increase in the number of NOCs - 131, with three applicants now compared to 53 in 1930; and 21 sports on the Olympic Programme compared to 18 in 1928. Also, it is 79 years since the famous Sorbonne meeting reinstituted the Olympic Games. It is therefore, I think, an opportune moment for the Olympic Movement to take a good look at itself to see how it should evolve, develop, improve or change in order to carry on the torch during the last 25 years of this century and on into the 21st. It is therefore important that at this Congress, there must be words of wisdom and positive construction. We live in a world of knocking, and it is easy to knock success. Perhaps this is why more attention is paid to the weaknesses of the Olympic Movement, rather than to its strength, more attention to its minority incidents, whether political or sporting, than to the majority of happy competitors and nations at the Games, and to the ever increasing development of the Olympic Movement throughout the world. At my opening speech for the Congress tomorrow, I will talk on policy. At this opening ceremony, Your Excellency, my speech is of a formal nature. I am also happy that we will have discussion of the IOC Session immediately after the Congress, when thoughts and expressions are fresh in our minds. Although we have a very large amount of work to do, I hope this will be possible, in the stillness and peace of your beautiful seaside resort, which is away from the pollution and noises of our cities. It is suitable that we should be gathered in the autumn of the year in these beautiful surroundings at the foot of the mountains along the edge of the Black Sea, to plan the springtime and future of the Games." ¦ STEPBACKINTIME: SEPTEMBER1973 IN SEPTEMBER 1973, OLYMPIC REVIEW PRINTED THEN IOC PRESIDENT LORD KILLANIN'S SPEECH ON THE EVE OF THE OPENING OF THE 10TH OLYMPIC CONGRESS IN VARNA, BULGARIA. BELOW IS AN EXCERPT: Above IOC President Lord Killanin at the 1973 Congress Above right Reporters at a press conference in Varna