HUNGARY - GYÖR MAKES READY FOR EYOF 2017

HUNGARY - GYÖR MAKES READY FOR EYOF 2017

Gyor (Hungary), February 3, 2016 - Györ, the city of the 3 rivers, welcomed EOC representative and EYOF Manager Katerina Nycova for a thorough inspection of preparations for the 2017 Summer EYOF from 25 to 27 January. The visit included meetings with the NOC leaders and all directors of departments at the Organizing Committee.The OC has made great progress since the last visit of the EYOF...
ERASMUS + SPORT - FIRST ASSESSMENT

ERASMUS + SPORT - FIRST ASSESSMENT

Brussels, February 2, 2016 - The European Commission has published a report on the first year of implementation of Erasmus+, the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport between 2014 and 2020. The Erasmus+ programme combines seven previous programmes into one single, bigger and more coherent programme structure. With a budget of €14.7 billion over 7 years, the...
EOC PRESIDENT ATTENDED EUROPEAN HANDBALL FINALS IN KRAKOW

EOC PRESIDENT ATTENDED EUROPEAN HANDBALL FINALS IN KRAKOW

Krakov, Poland, February 1, 2016 – The European Handball Championships took place from 15 to 31 January in Krakov, Poland. President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey attended the finals at the weekend. He was welcomed by Jean Brihault, president of the European Handball Federation, and Andrzej Krasnicki, president of the Polish Olympic Committee and EOC Executive...
RIO OLYMPIC FLAME TO PASS THROUGH ATHENS REFUGEE CENTRE

RIO OLYMPIC FLAME TO PASS THROUGH ATHENS REFUGEE CENTRE

Athens - January 29, 2016 - The Hellenic Olympic Committee annual Athletes Event had very special attendees this year, with a three-day visit by an IOC delegation headed by President Thomas Bach, accompanied by Honorary President Jacques Rogge and EOC President Patrick Hickey. During the HOC Athlete Event ceremony, the President of the EOC presented an award to Spyros Gianniotis, 10k open water...
GREECE - IOC VISIT REFUGEE CAMP IN ATHENS

GREECE - IOC VISIT REFUGEE CAMP IN ATHENS

Athens, January 29, 2016 - The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach is in Athens to visit the Open Reception Centre for refugees in Elaionas, Athens. President Bach is accompanied by a Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport appointed by the United Nations Secretary and Honorary IOC President Jacques Rogge.EOC President Patrick Hickey, IOC Executive Board Member...
WADA - EOC MEDICAL OFFICER ATTENDS 4TH RADO CONFERENCE

WADA - EOC MEDICAL OFFICER ATTENDS 4TH RADO CONFERENCE

Bangkok, January 28, 2016 - The 4th RADO Conference for the world’s Regional Anti-Doping Organisations was held at the Centara Grand at Centralworld in downtown Bangkok January 16-18, hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand NOC and OCA. Over 70 participants from the various RADOs around the world attended the three-day...
2018 WINTER OLYMPICS - PYEONGCHANG CONTINUES PREPARATIONS

2018 WINTER OLYMPICS - PYEONGCHANG CONTINUES PREPARATIONS

Seoul, January 27, 2016 – the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) held a "welcome day" event last Friday to announce and celebrate the official opening of the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. POCOG President Yang-ho Cho, Sports Minister KIM Jong-deok, President of Korea Ski Association SHIN Dong-bin, Vice Governor of Gangwon Province BAE...
CORTINA 1956 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 60 YEARS ON

CORTINA 1956 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 60 YEARS ON

Rome, 26 January 2016 – A truly special day for world famous Italian ski resort Cortina d’Ampezzo: the queen of the Dolomites today celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the VII Olympic Winter Games.Participants at the celebrations include 821 athletes from 32 nations who took part in these historic Games from 26th January to 5th February 1956, also remembered...

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