ISRAEL – “HAND ON HAND” DAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC VALUES

ISRAEL – “HAND ON HAND” DAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC VALUES

Tel Aviv, April 29, 2016 - the first Olympic "Hand in Hand" Day, organised by the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, took place at the beginning of April in honour of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. With the "Olympic Values Education Program" the Israeli Olympic Committee has involved 6’000 students from 60 schools across Israel, and 150 students from 3...
EUROPEAN ATHLETES AND EU INSTITUTIONS:  INPUT OF ELECTED ATHLETES IS ESSENTIAL FOR EU POLICY MAKING

EUROPEAN ATHLETES AND EU INSTITUTIONS: INPUT OF ELECTED ATHLETES IS ESSENTIAL FOR EU POLICY MAKING

Brussels, April 27, 2016 - On 25 and 26 April, the EOC EU Office in Brussels organised a two-day Seminar for Olympic Athletes’ Commissions. European athletes’ representatives from the Olympic Movement, led by IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Claudia Bokel (GER) and EOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Jean-Michel Saive (BEL), attended the Seminar in Brussels to discuss challenges...
100 DAYS TO GO TO RIO 2016 – THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGINS!

100 DAYS TO GO TO RIO 2016 – THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGINS!

Rome, April 27, 2016. – Today marks 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games, with celebrations organised all over the world by Olympic stakeholders, and in particular by National Olympic Committees, who take advantage of this very special day when to disclose their official uniforms, the name of their flag bearer or their chances in the medal chart. The final...
NEW EMBLEMS FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

NEW EMBLEMS FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

Tokyo, April 25, 2016 - Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.” The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of Tokyo, and for its representation of the spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Vision. Chequered patterns have been...
IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY SUPPORTS MEMOS 2016

IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY SUPPORTS MEMOS 2016

Lausanne, April 21, 2016 - Once again, IOC Olympic Solidarity will offer support to NOC candidates admitted to the 2016 MEMOS Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management. The Mission of MEMOS, which is organised by the Belgian University of Louvain, is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies to develop the knowledge and skills required to better manage...
RIO 2016 OLYMPIC FLAME IS BURNING

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC FLAME IS BURNING

Athens, April 21, 2016 - The Olympic flame of the Rio 2016 Games is burning in Greece, birthplace of the Olympic Movement. Under an atmosphere of great excitement, the lighting ceremony took place today at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, during the symbolic ritual that evoked the traditions of the ancient Games held in Greece and starred 29 priests and 13 dancers. The President of the Greek...
NOC OF ESTONIA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

NOC OF ESTONIA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

Tallin, April 21, 2016 -  Mr. Urmas Sõõrumaa, 55, is the new President of the Estonian Olympic Committee. The NOC General assembly elected him during its annual meeting last 15 April in Tallin. Other candidates were: Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician, former Mayor of Tallinnand Tonu Tõniste. retired sailor from Estonia, who competed in four...
SPORTS STAKEHOLDERS GATHER IN LAUSANNE FOR SPORTACCORD

SPORTS STAKEHOLDERS GATHER IN LAUSANNE FOR SPORTACCORD

LAUSANNE, April 19, 2016 - The 14th edition of the annual great networking gathering event officially kicked off at the SwissTech Convention Centre in the Olympic capital. Approximately two-thousand participants - delegates from International Federations, media, cities, and the sports industry - are expected at this year 6-day gathering from 17 to 22 April. Among the many scheduled meetings...
NOC OF SLOVENIA - BACH INAUGURATED OLYMPIC MUSEUM

NOC OF SLOVENIA - BACH INAUGURATED OLYMPIC MUSEUM

Ljubljana, April 18, 2016 - NOC President Bogdan Gabrovec welcomed on Friday President Thomas Bach for a visit to Slovenia. The highlight of the visit was Inaugurating the Slovenian Olympic Training Centre and its news Olympic Museam. The new site serves as an Olympic Education Centre and shows the rich history of Slovenian sport. President Bach was welcomed by a number of Olympians, including...

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