ITALY - PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH RECEIVES GIULIO ONESTI AWARD

ITALY - PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH RECEIVES GIULIO ONESTI AWARD

Rome, May 25, 2015 - Last Friday the Italian capital put on the Olympic rings to welcome IOC President Thomas Bach, who came to receive the "Giulio Onesti" Award from the Foundation created in memory of the founding president of the Italian Olympic Committee. First received by Italy’s President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the IOC President - who was accompanied by the President of...
BAKU 2015 100DAYS2GO AWARD BEST PRIZE GOES TO PORTUGAL AND LITHUANIA.

BAKU 2015 100DAYS2GO AWARD BEST PRIZE GOES TO PORTUGAL AND LITHUANIA.

Rome May 20, 2015 - The selection of the two best promotional initiatives organized by European NOCs on the occasion of 100 Days2Go to Baku 2015 last April 4 was less than easy. The competition was launched by the EOC among its 50 members on occasion of the 100 days countdown to the European Games opening ceremony. The European NOCs responded enthusiastically organizing various activities:...
TURKISH NOC “FANTASTIC HOST TO EOC BELEK MEETINGS” SAID HICKEY

TURKISH NOC “FANTASTIC HOST TO EOC BELEK MEETINGS” SAID HICKEY

Belek, Turkey, May 19, 2015 - President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey has praised the Turkish Olympic Committee for their warm welcome of the European Olympic family last week in Belek, Antalya – announced today the Turkish NOC, who is joining the festivities in Istanbul as thousands of people across Turkey celebrate Youth and Sports Day. The TOC hosted all 50 European...
PETER TALLBERG, FOUNDING CHAIR OF THE IOC ATHLETE COMMISSION, HAS PASSED AWAY

PETER TALLBERG, FOUNDING CHAIR OF THE IOC ATHLETE COMMISSION, HAS PASSED AWAY

Lausanne, May 18, 2015 – IOC Member in Finland, Peter Tallberg, passed away at the age of 77 – the International Olympic Committee announced on Saturday.A five-time Olympic sailor, Peter Tallberg was the second-longest serving current IOC member, having been elected in 1976. Only Doyen Vitaly Smirnov, who was elected in 1971, has served longer.During his 40-plus years working for the...
EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES NETHERLANDS AS HOSTS OF 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES

EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES NETHERLANDS AS HOSTS OF 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES

Belek, 16 May 2015. The 50 member NOCs comprising the European Olympic Committees (EOC) have today unanimously approved in principle the Netherlands as hosts of the second edition of the European Games in 2019 at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Belek, Turkey, giving the EOC Executive Committee the mandate to finalise negotiations with the Netherlands Olympic Committee. The Dutch NOC gave a...
36TH EOC SEMINAR – DAY ONE WRAP UP

36TH EOC SEMINAR – DAY ONE WRAP UP

Belek, 15 May 2015. Day one of the 36th European Olympic Committees Seminar in Belek, Turkey, has concluded following an interactive and varied plenary session involving delegates from all 50 European National Olympic Committees. The day’s activities began with Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) Secretary General Neşe Gündoğan and Turkish EOC Executive Board member Hasan Arat welcoming...
TURKISH WRESTLER TAHA AKGÜL BECOMES BAKU 2015 AMBASSADOR

TURKISH WRESTLER TAHA AKGÜL BECOMES BAKU 2015 AMBASSADOR

Istanbul, May 14, 2015 – Turkish NOC, who is currently hosting the 36th EOC Seminar in Belek, rejoiced at the news that Baku 2015 has today announced that Turkey’s champion wrestler Taha Akgül will be an Athlete Ambassador for this summer’s inaugural European Games, which commence in Baku on 12 June. A European and World champion freestyle wrestler competing in the 120 kg...
36th EOC SEMINAR OPENS IN BELEK

36th EOC SEMINAR OPENS IN BELEK

Belek, Turkey, May 15, 2015 – the representatives of 50 National Olympic Committees of Europe are gathered in Belek for their annual seminar, starting today on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Invited by the Turkish NOC and its president prof Ugur Erdener, for the next two days 180 delegates will be addressing two key themes: the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Agenda 2020. EOC Secretary...

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