JEYRAN AND NAR OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

JEYRAN AND NAR OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, 26th November 2014 – Baku 2015 European Games organisers unveiled Jeyran and Nar as the exciting official mascots for the inaugural sporting event, the local news agency reports.Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate reflect both the country's proud history and promising future. The pair will symbolise the first European Games around the...
ITALIAN SWIMMER SIMONE SABBIONI BEST 2014 EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

ITALIAN SWIMMER SIMONE SABBIONI BEST 2014 EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

Baku, 22 November 2014 – there were 5 finalists, 5 young athletes selected from among their peers from the Olympic Committees of Europe, not just for their performance but also their sense of fair play and as future role models for the youth of Europe. But in Baku it was just one who had the honour of winning the 4th Piotr Nurowski Prize for the best young European athlete: Simone Sabbioni, the...
EUROPEAN NOCS AWARD THOMAS BACH EOC ORDER OF MERIT

EUROPEAN NOCS AWARD THOMAS BACH EOC ORDER OF MERIT

Baku,21 November 2014 –the General Assembly that opened today, was the perfect location for EOC President Patrick to remit the organisation's highest distinction, the Order of Merit, to IOC President Thomas Bach, the only IOC President to have won an Olympic gold medal.The 43rd EOC General Assembly began this morning in the presence of H.E. President Ilham Aliyev, who heads the country and is...
43rd EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS UP IN  BAKU

43rd EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS UP IN BAKU

Baku,21 November 2014 – President Ilham Aliyev, who heads the country and is also the President of the NOC, attended the Opening Ceremony together with the First Lady this Friday at the Congress Centre in the Fairmont, the hotel at the Three Flames, the symbol of 21st century Baku. EOC President Patrick Hickey, IOC President Thomas Bach, and IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge were there to...
EOC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GATHERS IN BAKU FOR LAST MEETING OF 2014

EOC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GATHERS IN BAKU FOR LAST MEETING OF 2014

Baku, 20 November 2014 – on the eve of the 43rd General Assembly of the NOCs of Europe, the EOC Executive Committee also met in the capital of Azerbaijan, to take stock of this year's activities.The Members welcomed their new colleague Daina Gudzineviciute, President of the Lithuanian NOC and gold medal for trap shooting at Sydney 2000, unanimously co-opted in conformity with the EOC's gender...
43rd EOC GA: BAKU AT THE HEART OF THE EUROPE OF SPORT

43rd EOC GA: BAKU AT THE HEART OF THE EUROPE OF SPORT

Baku, 19 November 2014 – It's in the capital of the "land of fire", a country that combines ancestral traditions with astounding innovation, that the Olympic Family of Europe will meet this week for its 43rd General Assembly.The Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, already heavily involved in preparations for the inaugural edition of the European Games due to begin June 12 2015, is truly pleased to...
8 NEW MEMBERS AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT COUNCIL

8 NEW MEMBERS AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT COUNCIL

Lausanne, 18 November 2014 – The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) announces the appointment of eight new council members for its next four-year term, beginning on 1 January 2015. The elections took place at the 42nd ICAS Meeting, held on 13 November 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The ICAS is the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and manages its...
OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 - NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE

OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 - NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE

Lausanne, 19 November 2014 - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session this 8 and 9 December in Monaco.During the public launch of the recommendations at The Olympic Museum in...
WADA FOUNDATION BOARD APPROVES 2015 COMPLIANCE PLAN

WADA FOUNDATION BOARD APPROVES 2015 COMPLIANCE PLAN

Montreal, November 16, 2014 – The WADA Foundation Board approved its Compliance Activities Plan for 2015 at its meeting in Paris, France last Sunday. The meeting also saw the Board approve a 3% budget increase for the organization from 2015. "Today's meeting marked an important step for the anti-doping movement as we approach a new chapter with the introduction of the revised World Anti-Doping...

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