SLOVAK OLYMPIANS’ MEMORIAL UNVEILED

SLOVAK OLYMPIANS’ MEMORIAL UNVEILED

Bratislava, 20 October 2014 – A Memorial dedicated to hundreds Olympians from Slovakia was unveiled last Thursaday at the most revered place on Slovak soil, the National Cemetery in the city of Martin, where many outstanding personalities from Slovak public life and culture are buried. The ceremony was attended by two hundred people, together with NOC President Frantisek Chmelar, IOC member in...
MARSEILLE 2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT

MARSEILLE 2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT

Paris, 16 October 2014 – the jury of the European Capital of Sport Association has decided to name Marseille for the title of European Capital of Sport, reports the French press, who also report Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin's extreme satisfaction. Marseille – which last year was the European culture capital – was in competition with Bulgaria's capital Sofia. In the light of this award which...
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO 50 CITIES FROM AZERBAIJAN DURING EUROPEAN GAMES

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO 50 CITIES FROM AZERBAIJAN DURING EUROPEAN GAMES

Berlin, 15th October 2014 - At a presentation of the Baku 2015 European Games to dignitaries in Berlin, Germany, Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov announced that, "During the Baku 2015 European Games Azerbaijan will launch more than 60 flights to 50 cities in 22 countries." "We will be happy to see all of you at the Games. The Games will bring together more than 6000 sports men and...
NOCS OF UKRAINE AND GEORGIA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION

NOCS OF UKRAINE AND GEORGIA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION

Kiev, 15 October 2014 - Sergey Bubka, Ukraine NOC President and his Georgian colleague Leri Khabelov three days ago signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between their National Olympic committees. The agreement intends to consolidate their friendly and effective cooperation in various spheres including the 'Sport for All' programme, sport for special needs, sports medicine, anti-doping programmes...
2015 BAKU GAMES SET TO WELCOME ATHLETES FROM ALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

2015 BAKU GAMES SET TO WELCOME ATHLETES FROM ALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Rome, 14 October 2014 – "His wish is that Armenia will participate in the inaugural European Games next year", commented EOC President Pat Hickey referring to the Armenian NOC President Gagik Tsarukyan, after his visit to Yerevan together with IOC President Thomas Bach, where they met with the president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to discuss the development of sport in the country.Hickey explained...
EYOF 2015 Vorarlberg & Liechtenstein: ROCK THE ALPS!

EYOF 2015 Vorarlberg & Liechtenstein: ROCK THE ALPS!

The EOC Coordination Commission (COCOM) visited Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein again last week, to check progress with preparations for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival to be held from 25 – 30 January 2015 in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein.The highlight of the first day was the visit to the venue for the Biathlon competitions in Bürserberg. Bürserberg was only confirmed as EYOF competition...
GEORGIAN REGIONAL FORUM UPDATED ON BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES PREPARATIONS

GEORGIAN REGIONAL FORUM UPDATED ON BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES PREPARATIONS

Baku, 13 October 2014 – A team from the Baku 2015 European Games organisers and the Azerbaijan NOC attended the Regional Forum organised in Tbilisi by the Georgian NOC as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. In total, 15 National Olympic Committees from the Independent States Commonwealth (the former Soviet countries) and Baltic States countries were invited to Georgia to take part in the...

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