2016 WOMEN AND SPORT TROPHIES – DANISH COACH HONOURED FOR EUROPE

2016 WOMEN AND SPORT TROPHIES – DANISH COACH HONOURED FOR EUROPE

Lausanne, November 9, 2016 – The annual IOC Women and Sport Trophies’ gala ceremony was held on Monday at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland in the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach. Five continental trophies and one world trophy are awarded every year. Europe’s Trophy was awarded to Ms Majken Maria Gilmartin (Denmark), both a football coach and...
TARRAGONA MEDITERRANEAN GAMES POSTPONED TO 2018

TARRAGONA MEDITERRANEAN GAMES POSTPONED TO 2018

Algiers, 7 November 2016 - The International Committee for the Mediterranean Games unanimously agreed to postpone for one year (June 2018) the Tarragona Games, originally scheduled to be held from 30 June to 9 July 2017. The decision was taken following the request made by the Spanish Olympic Committee and by the Organizing Committee Tarragona 2017 (OCMGT) to the members of the ICMG Executive...
NOC OF TURKEY - ‘ACTIVE KIDS’ INITIATIVE RETURNS TO SCHOOLS

NOC OF TURKEY - ‘ACTIVE KIDS’ INITIATIVE RETURNS TO SCHOOLS

Istanbul, November 7, 2016 - The Turkish Olympic Committee’s (TOC) ‘Active Kids’ initiative for this academic year was launched last Saturday at schools across Istanbul, and will involve 1200 children. The initiative, now in its third year, has been co-developed by Nike and more than 70 expert organisations who research and promote the many benefits of physical activity for...
BOA WELCOMES EUROPEAN ATHLETES COMMISSION

BOA WELCOMES EUROPEAN ATHLETES COMMISSION

London, November 3, 2016 - the EOC Athletes commission met in London last Monday 31st October, invited by their colleagues from the British Olympic Association. The meeting took place at the BOA Headquarters in Charlotte Street, in Central London’s Fitzrovia, a lively district that the Sunday Times recently named as the best place to live in London. Commission chair Jean-Michel Saive...
2017 SUMMER EYOF PREPARATIONS - BRAVO GYÖR!

2017 SUMMER EYOF PREPARATIONS - BRAVO GYÖR!

Budapest, November 2, 2016 – The City of Györ, organizer of the next summer EYOF, has just hosted the visit of the EYOF Coordination Commission and Technical Delegates from the European Federations.The visit took place during the last week of October and acted as a thorough check-up on preparations. The Organising Committee and the CoCom spent many intensive sessions with all OC...
GREEK POLE VAULTER EMMANOUIL KARALIS 2016 BEST EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

GREEK POLE VAULTER EMMANOUIL KARALIS 2016 BEST EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

Rome, October 28, 2016 - The 6th Piotr Nurowski prize for the Best European Young Athlete of the year has been awarded to Greek 17-year-old pole vaulter Emmanouil Karalis, from a shortlist of four nominees which were present at the 45th EOC General Assembly in Minsk, after being selected by the European NOCs. Emmanouil Karalis has made a very remarkable career since his early age. He has...
2016 EOC OLYMPIC LAURELS AWARDEES HONOURED IN MINSK

2016 EOC OLYMPIC LAURELS AWARDEES HONOURED IN MINSK

Rome, October 26, 2016 – The 10th annual award ceremony of the EOC Olympic Laurels took place in Minsk on the occasion of the 45th General Assembly. This year six sports leaders – five men and one woman - who greatly contributed to the promotion of Olympic values and ideals within their NOC and in Europe were honoured by their peers: -.Mr Constantinos MICHAELIDES (CYPRUS )...
‘CRUCIAL’ EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES IN MINSK

‘CRUCIAL’ EOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES IN MINSK

Minsk, 22 October 2016 - The 45th EOC General Assembly concluded today in Minsk with EOC acting President Janez Kocijančič describing it as a ‘crucial’ two days for the Olympic Movement in Europe. Kocijančič, who is also a Vice President of the International Ski Federation, said: “This General Assembly was crucially important. We needed to take vital decisions, and we have...

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