LILLEHAMMER 2016 MEDAL DESIGN COMPETITION

LILLEHAMMER 2016 MEDAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Lausanne, 27th March 2015 - Fans and young designers will have the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a competition to create the official medals to be awarded in Lillehammer from 12 to 21 February 2016. In keeping with the IOC’s mission for the Youth Olympic Games to be...
2021 EYOF – GET READY

2021 EYOF – GET READY

Rome, 26th March 2015 – A call for candidates wishing to organise the 2021 summer and winter European Youth Olympic Festivals has been sent out to all 50 European NOCs. Submissions, which need to be sent to the EOC headquarters in Rome, will be accepted until 1st August 2015.The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is the top multisport event for young European athletes between the ages...
ANTIDOPING JOINT FUND – FRANCE SWEDEN AND TURKEY AMONG EARLY CONTRIBUTORS

ANTIDOPING JOINT FUND – FRANCE SWEDEN AND TURKEY AMONG EARLY CONTRIBUTORS

Lausanne/Montréal, 25th March 2015 - One of the first initiatives of Olympic Agenda 2020 was the creation of a USD 20 million fund to protect the clean athletes, 10 million of which was to be used in particular to research new techniques to detect prohibited substances and methods.The IOC had called on governments to match the USD 10 million, and WADA, under the presidency of Sir Craig...
LISBOA2BAKU BY BICYCLE

LISBOA2BAKU BY BICYCLE

Lisbon, 24th March 2015 – Connecting Lisbon to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, by bicycle, a trip of almost 7000 kms, is the goal of former soldier Jorge Cristóvão, 53. The "Lisboa2Baku" challenge, supported by the Olympic Committee Portugal (COP) and BMW Group Portugal, is a way to honour the Portuguese athletes participating in the inaugural edition of the European Games...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES DEADLINE FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION EXTENDED TO 3RD APRIL

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES DEADLINE FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION EXTENDED TO 3RD APRIL

Baku, 23 March 2015 - Baku 2015 European Games has hosted the second and final Communications Seminar for European National Olympic Committee press attachés and international media representatives. More than 1,000 journalists from across Europe, along with communications officials from each National Olympic Committee, are expected to attend the Baku 2015 European Games next 12 - 28...
KING FELIPE HEADS 2017 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES HONOUR COMMITTEE

KING FELIPE HEADS 2017 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES HONOUR COMMITTEE

Tarragona, 23 March 2015 - The Honorary Committee of the 18th Mediterranean Games, Tarragona 2017, chaired by King Felipe VI, was officially established during a ceremony held on Monday 16 March at Tarragona Theatre.It was in front of a large audience of over 250 participants, including representatives from the world of sport, from public institutions, from the world of Culture and Civil...
UNICEF AND BAKU 2015 SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT

UNICEF AND BAKU 2015 SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT

Rome, 16 March 2015 – UNICEF and the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee have announced a world-first collaboration that seeks to enrich the lives of young people in Azerbaijan. The agreement gives adolescents a voice on how safe and inclusive sport can benefit their lives, and enhances their role in the development of a social legacy of the Games.The agreement was signed by Mr...
NOC LITHUANIA - 2nd OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL

NOC LITHUANIA - 2nd OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL

Vilnius, 18 March 2015 - The second Olympic Winter Sports Festival was held on 14 - 15 February in Druskininkai, a spa town on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania, close to the borders of Belarus and Poland. The Festival was opened by Lithuanian NOC President Daina Gudzineviciute and the Mayor of Druskininkai, Ricardas Malinauskas, at the Snow Arena. Invited by the NOC of Lithuania, Maxim...
IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY COMMISSION MEETS IN MALDIVES.

IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY COMMISSION MEETS IN MALDIVES.

Mahe (Maldives), 17 March 2015 - EOC President Patrick Hickey (to whom we wish: Happy St Patrick’s Day!) and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi were both at the IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission meeting hosted by the local NOC. Chaired by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the meeting mainly focused on plans for 2017-2020 the allocation of funds for the development of NOCs,...

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