2015 WINTER EYOF HEADS TOWARDS CLOSING: EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!

2015 WINTER EYOF HEADS TOWARDS CLOSING: EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!

Tschagguns, 30 January 2015 - At yesterday’s press conference all statements were practically identical, confirmation that the leaders of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival were all very impressed with the European Youth Olympic Festival that comes to an end today. (From left to right in the photo) Leo Kranz, the president of the NOC of Liechtenstein, EOC secretary general...
PRINCE ALBERT II SHORT VISIT TO WINTER EYOF

PRINCE ALBERT II SHORT VISIT TO WINTER EYOF

Tschagguns (Montafon) 29th January 2015 – It came as a surprise when yesterday morning, His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II, popped in to say hello. At the EYOF Office, the faces of the volunteers turned slightly red, their bearing became tense. “Hello, Your Serene Highness!” It is not daily volunteer business to greet a royal like Prince Albert...
NOC OF BELARUS APPOINTS NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

NOC OF BELARUS APPOINTS NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

Minsk, 28th January 2015 – during a meeting held at the NOC headquarters last 16th January, the NOC Board appointed Anatoly Kotov as the new Secretary General. He replaces George Katulin, who served as Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus since 2005.Put forward by the NOC President Alexander Lukashenko, Kotov, 35, was recognized as having all the qualities needed...
FIRST FRENCH ATHLETES’ FORUM

FIRST FRENCH ATHLETES’ FORUM

Paris, 27 January 2015 - The Maison du Sport Français, the Paris HQ of the French NOC (CNOSF), hosted the first ever French Athletes’ Forum organised by the CNOSF’s national commission for elite athletes, co-chaired by Isabelle Sévérino and Tony Estanguet since 2013. The Forum, which took place last 21 January and lasted a full day, was attended by about a...
2015 WINTER EYOF THE FESTIVAL BEGINS

2015 WINTER EYOF THE FESTIVAL BEGINS

The 12th European Youth Olympic Festival opened with an amazing and moving show at the Montafon Nordic Zentrum in Tschagguns, the heart of this event in the middle of the Alps that will last until Friday. Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and Austria’s Federal President Heinz Fischer spoke the ritual words: “The Festival is officially declared open!” - an...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES AT DAVOS FORUM

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES AT DAVOS FORUM

Davos, 23rd January 2015 - The Azerbaijani government and Baku 2015 European Games, led by President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Youth and Sports and Baku 2015 CEO Azad Rahimov, made a strong impression at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The delegation worked to promote the inaugural European Games, to be held in Baku on 12-28 June 2015, and highlight the positive impact...
ANOC TOOLKIT TO HELP ATHLETES’ COMMISSIONS

ANOC TOOLKIT TO HELP ATHLETES’ COMMISSIONS

Lausanne, 22nd January 2015 - ANOC has recently launched its Athletes’ Commission toolkit. The toolkit is a key element of the ANOC Athletes’ Commission’s action plan which aims to increase communications with NOCs and provide more detailed guidelines on the establishment, governance and membership structures of Athletes’ Commissions.The toolkit will be readily made...
THE 2015 WINTER EYOF TORCH RELAY HAS BEGUN

THE 2015 WINTER EYOF TORCH RELAY HAS BEGUN

Vorarlberg, 22nd January 2015 – after arriving in the Alps inside a special safety container carried by the Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein delegation, the Olympic Flame has started its trip towards the Winter EYOF sites.For the first time in history Greece had handed the Olympic Flame to two hosting countries delegations represented by Peter Mennel and Leo Kranz, who then transferred it to...
EOC’S FIRST MEETING AT ANOC HQ

EOC’S FIRST MEETING AT ANOC HQ

Lausanne, 20 January 2015 – continuing a well-established tradition, the EOC Executive Committee has today held its first meeting of the year in Lausanne, the Olympic capital. And for the first time the meeting took place at the elegant new ANOC headquarters, much admired by the leaders of the EOC. Chaired by Patrick Hickey, the Executive Committee discussed the many issues of concern to...

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