ENGSO FORUM - PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT SCHOOL FUNDAMENTAL TO HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

ENGSO FORUM - PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT SCHOOL FUNDAMENTAL TO HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Helsinki, 3 November 2014 – the 17th ENGSO Forum on the theme "physical education and activities in schools" took place on a cruise ship between Stockholm and Helsinki last 27-29 October, with around fifty participants. The Forum was structured in three different sessions: "Scientific approach to physical education and activities in schools", "National and European policies" and "Good practice...
BAKU TEAM FROM 43 COUNTRIES NOW WORKING FOR INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES

BAKU TEAM FROM 43 COUNTRIES NOW WORKING FOR INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, 6th November 2014 – the Baku 2015 team is now represented by 43 countries from around the world, including Azerbaijan, working across 18 directorates to deliver the European Games. BEGOC, the Baku European Games Organising Committee, four days ago celebrated the employment of its 1,000th full-time member of staff, Ms Aysel Akhundova, a young Azerbaijani graduate from the Games Academy...
HUNGARIAN NOC PRESIDENT CONFIRMED AS MAYOR OF GYOR

HUNGARIAN NOC PRESIDENT CONFIRMED AS MAYOR OF GYOR

Gyor (HUN), 4th November 2014 - the host city for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival is rejoicing. Zsolt Borkai has been re-elected mayor, a post he has held since 2006.An Olympian in Gymnastics (gold in pommel horse at Seoul 1988), Borkai is also president of the Hungarian NOC and, thanks to this double role, is closely monitoring the preparations for the Summer European Youth Olympic...
EOC EYOF COMMISSION MET IN ROME

EOC EYOF COMMISSION MET IN ROME

Rome, 4th November 2014 - The new commission in charge of the European Youth Olympic Festival chaired by Victor Sanchez (ESP) had its first meeting in Rome last 30 October, at which they covered a very full agenda in view of the 2015 EYOFs next year and beyond. EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi (ITA), just back from Bulgaria, joined the team for lunch. Guido De Bondt (BEL), who chaired...
NOC OF BULGARIA – 90 YEARS OLD BUT STILL SO DYNAMIC!

NOC OF BULGARIA – 90 YEARS OLD BUT STILL SO DYNAMIC!

Sofia, 30 October 2014– A strong delegation from the Olympic movement yesterday attended the celebrations organized for the NOC's 90th anniversary. Bulgarian NOC President Stefka Kostadinova, Secretary General Belcho Goranov and the Executive Committee members welcomed her guests: IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC members, NOCs and IF officials, all the Olympic champions of Bulgaria and numerous...
LEST WE FORGET

LEST WE FORGET

Tel Aviv, 28 October, 2014 - their grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance when, as they do every year, the Olympic Committee of Israel held the 42nd ceremony in memory of the 11 victims of the Munich Olympics.The ceremony, which took place in Tel Aviv, was attended by Israel Olympic Committee leaders, representatives of the Israeli Government and Tel-Aviv Municipality, Munich...
WADA THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION SYMPOSIUM

WADA THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION SYMPOSIUM

Paris, 30 October 2014 - the 3rd Symposium on the topic of Therapeutic Use Exemptions has been hosted at the French Olympic and Sport Committee last 23/24 October in the French capital city.Dr. Klaus Steinbach (GER), chair of the EOC Medical and Scientific commission and Baku 2015 European Games Medical Officer, was among the participants.Following successful symposia in Bonn (2005) and...
FRANCOPHONE SPORTS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

FRANCOPHONE SPORTS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

Paris, October 29, 2014 - As part of a cooperation programme between the French NOC and the World Francophone Organization, a contingent of young Francophone volunteers is preparing to go on a mission, from mid-November 2014, to half a dozen national Olympic committees. This project in favour of linguistic diversity in international sport was launched by the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF),...
EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT UNITED STATES

EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT UNITED STATES

New York, 24 October 2014 - Minister Azad Rahimov, Baku 2015 European Games Chief Executive Officer and Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sport, gave a speech on 'Sport for Development and Peace' to the United Nations 69th General Assembly, where the IOC, that holds an Observer seat, was represented by Mario Pescante, chair of the International Relations Commission and Honorary President of the...

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