RIO 2016 OLYMPICS PREPARATIONS: SOLID PROGRESS

RIO 2016 OLYMPICS PREPARATIONS: SOLID PROGRESS

Rio de Janeiro, 26th February 2015 - The International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission saw solid progress being made during its eighth visit to the 2016 host city.From 23 to 25 February, the commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel (MAR) and its members – Europe was represented by EOC President Patrick Joseph Hickey (IRL), ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg (SWE), Sergey Bubka...
NOC OF SERBIA CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BAKU 2015 BASKETBALL 3x3 AMBASSADORS

NOC OF SERBIA CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BAKU 2015 BASKETBALL 3x3 AMBASSADORS

Belgrade, 23 February 2015. - The NOC Serbia celebrated its 105th anniversary at the Moskva Hotel in Belgrade, the place where it was founded on 23 February 1910.On this occasion NOC President Mr Vlade Divac announced the participation of Serbian athletes at the first European Games, in Baku this June.Special guests at the event were the Serbian Minister of Youth and Sport Mr Vanja Udovičić, HE...
IOC WORKING WITH NOCs TO FIGHT EBOLA

IOC WORKING WITH NOCs TO FIGHT EBOLA

Lausanne, 24th February 2015 – at the beginning of this year Ebola seemed to be slowing down its tragic run, but in recent weeks the virus’s strength has resurged. At the same time, the International Olympic Committee continues and is increasing its cooperation with the National Olympic Committees in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the most endangered three countries, to mobilise...
EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT BAKU 2015

EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT BAKU 2015

EOC, EJU and BEGOC agree for 2015 European Judo Championships to be hosted in Azerbaijan from June 25-28 as part of inaugural European Games 21 February 2015. The European Olympic Committees (EOC), the European Judo Union (EJU) and the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) are pleased to announce that the 2015 European Judo Championships will be incorporated into the inaugural...
SWISS OLYMPIC ADDS TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND CORRUPTION TO SPORTS ETHICS CODE

SWISS OLYMPIC ADDS TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND CORRUPTION TO SPORTS ETHICS CODE

Ittigen, Bern, 19 February 2015 – Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office for Sport (OFSPO) have updated the Ethics Code for Swiss sport adding three further points to the existing six, on the renunciation of tobacco and alcohol during sport and opposition to corruption.Launched in 2002, Swiss Olympic’s and OFSPO’s Ethics Code aims to be a basis on which to build clean,...
RIO 2016 – IS CARNAVAL TIME AND SUMMER IS COMING

RIO 2016 – IS CARNAVAL TIME AND SUMMER IS COMING

Rio, 18th February 2015 – Olympics preparations are proceeding well although It’s carnival time in the ‘Marvellous City’, and while revellers are turning the streets into a riot of sound and colour, others are enjoying the hot summer days on the beaches. The sands of Ipanema, Copacabana and Barra are among the most popular playgrounds for cariocas, as Rio’s...
ONE YEAR TO GO TO WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2016

ONE YEAR TO GO TO WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2016

Lillehammer, 16th February 2015 - Celebrations to mark one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 were kicked off last Thursday in the heart of the host city by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway as he unveiled the Omega countdown clock showing 365 days to go.This ceremony was the start of several days of festivities in Lillehammer, Hamar and Gjøvik,...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES - FINAL NOC OPEN DAY SESSION

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES - FINAL NOC OPEN DAY SESSION

Baku, 16th February 2015 - Representatives from 22 National Olympic Committees of Europe gathered in Baku to take part in the third, and final, NOC Open Day ahead of this summer’s inaugural European Games. The three-day programme saw 59 delegates from around Europe receive updates on the latest Games preparations, with presentations and workshops delivered by several Baku 2015...

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