IRELAND – IOC AWARD TO THREE TIME OLYMPIAN MAEVE KYLE

IRELAND – IOC AWARD TO THREE TIME OLYMPIAN MAEVE KYLE

Dublin, January 20, 2016 - Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland presented three time Olympian hockey player Maeve Kyle OBE with an International Olympic Committee “Women and Sport Achievement Diploma” in recognition of her outstanding contribution to promoting women in and through sport. The Diploma is signed by IOC President Thomas Bach.Kyle née Shankey...
SAN MARINO – SPORT GALA AND 500 DAYS TO SMALL STATES GAMES

SAN MARINO – SPORT GALA AND 500 DAYS TO SMALL STATES GAMES

San Marino, January 19, 2016 – With 500 days to the XVII Games of the Small States of Europe’s Opening Ceremony in San Marino next year, the organisers took stake of the Best Athlete Gala organised by the NOC to present the games and send out official invitations to the EOC officials and participants. Alessandra Perilli, world champion in shooting, is the Titan Rock’s 2015...
2016 THE YEAR OF REFUGEES

2016 THE YEAR OF REFUGEES

Monaco, January 19, 2016 - The Olympic year of 2016 will also be the year of refugees. Not just in Europe, where hundreds of thousands of migrants have sought asylum over the last months, but all over the world – The Peace&Sport organisation reminds through its president Joël Bouzou, commenting that news topics often influence scheduled events in the calendar year.The Monte-Carlo...
PORTUGAL - THOUSAND KILOMETRES TO PROMOTE OLYMPISM

PORTUGAL - THOUSAND KILOMETRES TO PROMOTE OLYMPISM

Lisbon, January 15, 2016 - the II Relay Call for the VII edition of Quelfes Games started on 7th January. The Quelfes Games are an event directed at the 1st cycle of basic education in Portugal, where sport is addressed as a facilitator for learning ethical content and as a personal and social development engine.The VII Quelfes Games will take place between 9 and 23 April 2016 in a number of...
TURKEY - ERZURUM WELCOMES SPORTS, OLYMPIC CULTURE AND EDUCATION PROJECT

TURKEY - ERZURUM WELCOMES SPORTS, OLYMPIC CULTURE AND EDUCATION PROJECT

Istanbul, January 14, 2016 – in Erzurum this week, the Turkish Olympic Committee is holding its interactive presentations for the Sports, Olympic Culture and Education Project (Oli) – a long-standing project, this year staged in the host city for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival.The Sports, Olympic Culture and Education Project presentations are vital in terms of helping...
EOC OLYMPIC CULTURE & LEGACY COMMISSION MEETS IN FINLAND

EOC OLYMPIC CULTURE & LEGACY COMMISSION MEETS IN FINLAND

Helsinki, January 13, 2016 – The EOC Olympic Culture and Legacy Commission gathered yesterday in the Finnish capital for their annual meeting, invited by chair Susanna Rahkamo, who is also the Finnish NOC’s Vice President.Welcomed by NOC International Relations Director Hilkka Laitinen, members Ömür Dugan (TUR), Georgios Korellis (CYP), Flemming Knudsen (DEN), Athletes...
PRAGUE CAPITAL OF SPORT 2016

PRAGUE CAPITAL OF SPORT 2016

Prague, January 12, 2016 – The Czech capital city is the 2016 European Capital of Sport as of January 1, taking over from Turin, the 2015 European Capital of Sport.The project will include some 400 events spread throughout the year, including major events such as the Prague Marathon, but also smaller ones organised by sport clubs and city districts.“Because it already meets the...
LILLEHAMMER 2016 – OLYMPIC FLAME REACHES NORWAY

LILLEHAMMER 2016 – OLYMPIC FLAME REACHES NORWAY

Alta, January 11, 2016 - The flame for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games has reached Alta in Northern Norway, from where it starts its one-month journey to the opening ceremony on 12 February.The Olympic Torch - which was lit by the sun’s rays in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece - arrived at the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo in December, where celebrations took place.It’s...
WADA - OLIVIER NIGGLI NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

WADA - OLIVIER NIGGLI NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

Montreal, January 8, 2016 - Olivier Niggli is WADA’s new Director General. The announcement made last November by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is effective since January 1.Mr. Niggli, who has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2014, succeeds long-standing Director General, David Howman, who has chosen not to seek a further extension of his mandate with WADA. Mr. Niggli...

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