ALBANIA's OLYMPIC WEEK

ALBANIA's OLYMPIC WEEK

Tirana, June 6, 2016 - Since April and until the end of June, schools across Albania have been mobilized for the Olympic Education Week! With their own creativity and the help of Olympic Values Package no. 4, created by the Albanian NOC, they have organized a wide range of cultural and sports activities at school. The organization of Olympic Week in Albania is the third phase of the 2016...
THE IOC TEN REFUGEE TEAM TO PARTICIPATE IN RIO

THE IOC TEN REFUGEE TEAM TO PARTICIPATE IN RIO

Lausanne, June 6, 2016 - the International Olympic Committee chose the ten refugee athletes that will act as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide and bring global attention to the magnitude of the refugee crisis when they take part in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 this summer. The athletes will compete for the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) – the first of its kind – and march with the...
EOC HQs CLOSE FOR ITALY BANK HOLIDAY

EOC HQs CLOSE FOR ITALY BANK HOLIDAY

Rome, June 1, 2016 - 2nd June is the date on which Italy celebrates the founding of the Republic, established with an institutional referendum in 1946. It a traditional long weekend for the whole of the country. The EOC Secretariat, hosted in the CONI Olympic Park will thus be closed 2nd and 3rd June.
AUSTRIA -– NOC CARRIES OUT “SPORT FOR INTEGRATION“ INITIATIVE

AUSTRIA -– NOC CARRIES OUT “SPORT FOR INTEGRATION“ INITIATIVE

Vienna, June 1, 2016 – Since the beginning of the year the Austrian Olympic Committee and the five Olympic Centers have been giving support to sport pratice for refugees, being aware that „sport ,apart from school and work, being the best tool to promote integration”, as Dr. Christian Konrad, Commissioner for Refugees of the Federal Government said. About 90,000 people applied...
EOC STATEMENT ON RESTRICTIVE CLAUSE IN ESCM CONTRACT - 31/05/2016

EOC STATEMENT ON RESTRICTIVE CLAUSE IN ESCM CONTRACT - 31/05/2016

Rome, May 31, 2016 - The EOC is grateful for and has reviewed the letter sent by our colleagues, the Presidents of European Athletics and LEN (European Aquatics), which was received by the EOC on 26 May and which also copied in the other participating European Federations in the European Sports Championships.Whilst we continue, as always, to work in a positive and constructive way with our...
RIO 2016 HOSPITALITY HOUSES

RIO 2016 HOSPITALITY HOUSES

Rio, May 31, 2016 - More than 30 countries, and a number of companies, have now confirmed the location for their official residences, many of which will be open to the public. At prime locations across the city, they will offer spectacular settings for watching the sport on big screens, socialising and experiencing the culture and gastronomy of each venue's host.Hospitality houses have become a...
PYEONGCHANG 2018 WILL BE NO TOBACCO GAMES

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WILL BE NO TOBACCO GAMES

Seoul, May 30, 2016 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced that it will participate in the movement for Tobacco Free Sports, by banning advertisement of tobacco and related items at venues, restricting smoking at competition venues and Olympic Villages, and protect spectators from second-hand smoke exposure. PyeongChang 2018...
TARRACUS, THE XVII MEDITERRANEAN GAMES MASCOT

TARRACUS, THE XVII MEDITERRANEAN GAMES MASCOT

Tarragona (Spain), May 26, 2016 - Tarracus, the mascot inspired by a hazelnut was unveiled on May 18 in Tarragona in the presence of King Felipe VI of Spain. Its design is based on a drawing by schoolchild Aleix Girona, one of the ten finalists in the competition in which more than 10,000 children from 84 schools in the Tarragona region took part, and which designer Jean Jullien "tweaked" with a...
DOSB - TEN YEARS TOGETHER FOR THE VALUES OF SPORT

DOSB - TEN YEARS TOGETHER FOR THE VALUES OF SPORT

Frankfurt, May 26, 2016 – Almost a week after the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) celebrated its tenth anniversary, sports stakeholders are still thrilled remembering last Friday’s moving ceremony in Frankfurt's Paulskirche.For the occasion, DOSB president Alfons Hörmann welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel, IOC President Thomas Bach, the founding president of the merged...

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