RIO 2016  - TEN DAYS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY

RIO 2016 - TEN DAYS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY

Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2016 – IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Rio today, where teams from all over the world are steadily increasing the population of the Rio 2016 Olympic Village, already hosting 2400 guests since the official opening on Sunday. Six hundred of those guests are athletes, representing 120 countries.Participants and spectators will be met by 50,000 volunteers, about...
TURKEY - 28TH SAMSUNG BOSPORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE

TURKEY - 28TH SAMSUNG BOSPORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE

Istanbul, July 26. 2016 - The 28th Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race was held Saturday 24 in the waterway dividing the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, with over 1,500 swimmers from 49 countries completing the 6.5 kilometre race from the Asian to the European side. Swimming alongside them was Australian long-distance swimmer and this year’s TOC honorary celebrity guest Shelley...
Statement from EOC President Patrick Hickey

Statement from EOC President Patrick Hickey

Rome, July 24, 2016 - The European Olympic Committees (EOC) completely supports today’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to enable the participation of clean Russian athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, just days away. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is a valued member of the EOC. The EOC was pleased to note that the McLaren report did not implicate the ROC...
ITALY – ATHLETES JOB PLACEMENT  AFTER SPORTING CAREER

ITALY – ATHLETES JOB PLACEMENT AFTER SPORTING CAREER

Rome, July 22, 2016 – with the launch of the " La Nuova Stagione “ (The New Season) project within the scope of the national programme "Active Policy Systems for Employment for 2016 and 2017”, CONI has issued a public call for the admission of 600 former athletes or athletes at the end of their sports career. The Lanuovastagione.coni.it project is jointly promoted by CONI, the...
KOSOVO – FIRST TIME TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

KOSOVO – FIRST TIME TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Pristina, July 21, 2016 – Following recognition by the IOC, and thus by the EOC, in 2014, as 50th European NOC, the Kosovo Olympic Committee will this year field its first ever team at an Olympic Games: Rio 2016. At a press conference last Tuesday, Kosovo Olympic Committee President Besim Hasani hailed this as an historic event, adding that the albeit small team of eight athletes had...
RIO 2016 – ATHLETES ‘ PRE-GAMES TRAINING

RIO 2016 – ATHLETES ‘ PRE-GAMES TRAINING

Rio de Janeiro, July 20, 2016 - The world's best athletes are starting to arrive in Brazil ahead of the Olympic Games, which open up in 16 days .Sailors are foremost in needing time to learn the currents, tides, winds and waves of their watery field of play. For the past two years, sailors from around the world have plied the waves of Guanabara Bay, training, acclimatising, and getting to know...
ITALY -   RUN FOR ART EUROPEAN CONTEST

ITALY - RUN FOR ART EUROPEAN CONTEST

Rome, July 19, 2016 - The photo contest “Run for Art” goes European. After a first successful event organized last year in Italy by the Giulio Onesti Foundation, a non-profit organization named out the funding father of the Italian Sport, the contest is now embracing the whole European continent with the support of the Italian and International Olympic Academies. At the heart of the...
STATEMENT BY PAT HICKEY, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEES

STATEMENT BY PAT HICKEY, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEES

(16/7/2016) - "Today I have seen an e-mail that has been sent to a number of athletes and anti-doping organisations by Beckie Scott, Chair of the WADA Athletes Commission, asking for the recipients to counter-sign a letter (attached to her e-mail) from the US and Canadian  National Anti-doping Agencies addressed to the President of the IOC. This letter calls upon the IOC to instigate a...
2015 OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY ANNUAL REPORT: MORE THAN 100 MILLION INVESTED FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ASSISTANCE

2015 OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY ANNUAL REPORT: MORE THAN 100 MILLION INVESTED FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ASSISTANCE

Lausanne, July 15, 2016 - IOC Olympic Solidarity has published its 2015 Annual Report and posted it on the IOC website.The report summarizes the most important results achieved by Olympic Solidarity Programmes, as well as details of the various actions undertaken to benefit the NOCs in 2015 through world and continental programmes. More than 100 million were invested in 2015 for development and...

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