The 2019 European Games: The Priority for EOC Executive Committee

The 2019 European Games: The Priority for EOC Executive Committee

Bratislava, 23 September 2016: The European Olympic Committees (EOC) today held its third Executive Committee meeting of 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the focus centred on the 2019 European Games. The meeting was chaired by EOC Vice-President and acting President of the EOC, Janez Kocijančič. (Elected President of the EOC, Patrick Hickey, temporarily stepped aside from all Olympic...
SPAIN HOSTS EYOF COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING

SPAIN HOSTS EYOF COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING

Madrid, September 22, 2016 - The Spanish Olympic Committee headquarters welcomed on Wednesday the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) Commission for its meeting of the year.Secretary General of the Spanish NOC Victor Sanchez, chair of the Commission, welcomed his colleagues, prominent leaders from different European NOCs, and EYOF Manager Katerina Nycova.The participants addressed the...
IOC AT UN SUMMIT FOR  REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS: CREATE ‘SAFE PLACES’ FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY SPORT

IOC AT UN SUMMIT FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS: CREATE ‘SAFE PLACES’ FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY SPORT

New York, September 21, 2016 - The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, praised International Olympic Committee for the Refugee Olympic team which took part at recent Rio Olympic Games.The International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach was speaking at the UN General Assembly at the Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The IOC delegation participating at the Summit included IOC Honour...
UKRAINIAN OLYMPIC LESSON’s NEW SEASON

UKRAINIAN OLYMPIC LESSON’s NEW SEASON

Kiev, September 20, 2016 – Ukraine’s main sport arena, National Sports Complex “Olympiysky”, hosted all-Ukrainian Olympic Lesson, an annual project of the National Olympic Committee, Ukraine’s Ministry of Youth and Sport and Ukraine’s Ministry education and science. This year the event - supported by city and region administrations, Ukraine’s Sport...
2016 RIO PARALYMPICS - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

2016 RIO PARALYMPICS - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Rio de Janeiro, September 19, 2016 - The Paralympics closed their first edition in South America with a colourful ceremony rich in musicality, in tribute to the rhythms of the country around some of the great Brazilian singers. ““Mission accomplished,” said Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee. On stage, the most powerful images and...
SPORTS 4 EVERYONE TEAM GATHERS IN VILNIUS

SPORTS 4 EVERYONE TEAM GATHERS IN VILNIUS

Vilnius (LIT), September 16, 2016 – At the occasion of the 2016 European Week of Sport (EWoS), the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania hosted from 9 to 11 September the team of the Erasmus + co-funded project “Sport for Everyone” in Vilnius. The aim of the project is to encourage National Olympic Committees to share best practices in promoting grassroots sports and getting...
ITALIAN RUN FOR ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

ITALIAN RUN FOR ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Strasbourg, September 15, 2016 - the "Run for Art" sports art exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday in the Espace Colombo at the European Parliament HQ, on occasion of the opening of the autumn session. The event was conceived and organised by the Giulio Onesti Foundation, with the patronage of the Italian Olympic Committee and the support of the chair of the Culture and Education...
#BEACTIVE - 2nd EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT

#BEACTIVE - 2nd EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT

Kosice (Slovakia), September 13, 2016 - The second European Week of Sport was officially opened last Saturday by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and other high-level representatives from European institutions and the world of sport, as well as from Košice, Slovakia, the 2016 European City of Sport and candidate to host the 2021 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival. The European Week of...
PATRICK HICKEY ISSUES STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA

PATRICK HICKEY ISSUES STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA

Rome 12th September, 2016 - In a statement yesterday evening, Patrick Hickey said he had just received formal notification from the Brazilian authorities of the charges laid against him: “I have just received formal notification from the Brazilian authorities of the charges laid against me. For clarity, I am not under house arrest as, like with so many things with this case, this has...

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