SPECIAL TEAMS PAMPERED AS TRUE STARS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

SPECIAL TEAMS PAMPERED AS TRUE STARS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Rio de Janeiro, August 1, 2016 – Among the dozens of teams every day arriving in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games, one group of passengers have a very VIP treatment from departure to arrival: the horses competing in the equestrian competition at Rio 2016.These very special Olympic teams enjoy a unique travel experience as they make their way to Rio International Airport. They fly in...
OLYMPIC CHANNEL TO OPEN AFTER THE RIO GAMES

OLYMPIC CHANNEL TO OPEN AFTER THE RIO GAMES

Lausanne, July 29, 2016 – The Official Olympic Channel, the IOC’s new digital-first platform, will be available anytime, anywhere and on any device, as of the conclusion of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC announced, adding that the social media handles and olympicchannel.com pre-launch site are now live. The launch date for this groundbreaking new media destination, where fans...
THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT HAS OPENED TWO TEMPORARY OFFICES IN RIO

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT HAS OPENED TWO TEMPORARY OFFICES IN RIO

Lausanne, 28 July 2016 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has opened two temporary divisions on the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They will operate every day until they close on Sunday 21 August.For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the CAS will be in charge of doping-related matters arising on the occasion of the Games as a first-instance authority. This...
RIO 2016  - TEN DAYS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY

RIO 2016 - TEN DAYS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY

Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2016 – IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Rio today, where teams from all over the world are steadily increasing the population of the Rio 2016 Olympic Village, already hosting 2400 guests since the official opening on Sunday. Six hundred of those guests are athletes, representing 120 countries.Participants and spectators will be met by 50,000 volunteers, about...
TURKEY - 28TH SAMSUNG BOSPORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE

TURKEY - 28TH SAMSUNG BOSPORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE

Istanbul, July 26. 2016 - The 28th Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race was held Saturday 24 in the waterway dividing the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, with over 1,500 swimmers from 49 countries completing the 6.5 kilometre race from the Asian to the European side. Swimming alongside them was Australian long-distance swimmer and this year’s TOC honorary celebrity guest Shelley...
Statement from EOC President Patrick Hickey

Statement from EOC President Patrick Hickey

Rome, July 24, 2016 - The European Olympic Committees (EOC) completely supports today’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to enable the participation of clean Russian athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, just days away. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is a valued member of the EOC. The EOC was pleased to note that the McLaren report did not implicate the ROC...
ITALY – ATHLETES JOB PLACEMENT  AFTER SPORTING CAREER

ITALY – ATHLETES JOB PLACEMENT AFTER SPORTING CAREER

Rome, July 22, 2016 – with the launch of the " La Nuova Stagione “ (The New Season) project within the scope of the national programme "Active Policy Systems for Employment for 2016 and 2017”, CONI has issued a public call for the admission of 600 former athletes or athletes at the end of their sports career. The Lanuovastagione.coni.it project is jointly promoted by CONI, the...
KOSOVO – FIRST TIME TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

KOSOVO – FIRST TIME TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Pristina, July 21, 2016 – Following recognition by the IOC, and thus by the EOC, in 2014, as 50th European NOC, the Kosovo Olympic Committee will this year field its first ever team at an Olympic Games: Rio 2016. At a press conference last Tuesday, Kosovo Olympic Committee President Besim Hasani hailed this as an historic event, adding that the albeit small team of eight athletes had...

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