RIO 2016’s GREATEST MOMENTS

RIO 2016’s GREATEST MOMENTS

When more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries around the world come together, with 78 countries on the podium for at least one of the 306 medal ceremonies, great things always happen.   Media around the world have listed Rio unforgettable moments, among which let’s mention: The Brazilian Team and fans - The judoka Rafaela Silva, product of Rio’s tougher favela...
EOC Statement

EOC Statement

The EOC can confirm that Pat Hickey is stepping aside temporarily as President of the European Olympic Committees following today’s events in Brazil.According to EOC statutes, EOC Vice President Janez Kocijančič will assume the role of acting EOC President effective immediately.Any media seeking further information on the situation should check the Olympic Council of Ireland website for...
FROM FAVELA TO TOP OF THE PODIUM - BRAZIL WINS ITS FIRST GOLD MEDAL

FROM FAVELA TO TOP OF THE PODIUM - BRAZIL WINS ITS FIRST GOLD MEDAL

Rio de Janeiro, August 9, 2016 - Brazil won its first gold medal Monday in this Olympics, when judoka Rafaela Silva defeated Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia in the women's 57 kg. To celebrate, the 24-year-old judo champion shed tears as she jumped into the exuberant crowd with a Brazilian flag wrapped around her shoulders. "I hope my medal now will open the door for Brazil to win many more...
HISTORICAL OLYMPIC GOLD FOR KOSOVO DEBUT

HISTORICAL OLYMPIC GOLD FOR KOSOVO DEBUT

Rio de Janeiro, August 9, 2016 - The whole world is talking about Kosovo – the official Kosovo NOC website writes in commenting their judoka Majlinda Kelmendi’s performance. Majlinda, 27, double world champion and holder of two Euroean titles, won the first Olympic gold medal ever for Kosovo in its very first participation at the Olympic Games. The world No. 1 competes in the 52 kg...
RIO 2016 – WHAT A DEBUT!

RIO 2016 – WHAT A DEBUT!

Rio de Janeiro, August 8, 2016 – The moving Olympic Games Opening Ceremony opened two weeks of great competitions and unique moments for everyone - athletes and their entourage, sports leaders, spectators in Rio and around the world. A small team above all will never forget this experience: the IOC Refugee team. After the very first gold medal of the Rio Olympics won by Ginny Thrasher...
WE WISH YOU ALL UNIQUE RIO OLYMPIC GAMES!

WE WISH YOU ALL UNIQUE RIO OLYMPIC GAMES!

Rome, August 5, 2016 - We wish you all unique Rio Olympic Games and a great holiday. We look forward to being back in touch in September, once again the start to an active period for the Olympic Family of Europe. Many rendezvous are on the EOC agenda: on 23 September the Executive Committee will hold its 3rd meeting of the year in Bratislava, Slovakia; in October there will be the EOC General...
EIGHT NEW IOC MEMBERS - EOC PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED WITHIN IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD

EIGHT NEW IOC MEMBERS - EOC PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED WITHIN IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD

Rio de Janeiro, August 5, 2016 - the 129th IOC Session ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 introduced changes on the Executive Board and elected eight new IOC members. Two new IOC Vice-Presidents were elected to the EB: Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP) and Ugur Erdener (TUR), to replace outgoing Vice-Presidents Nawal El Moutawakel (MAR) and Sir Craig Reedie (GBR). Five new and returning Members...

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