CONI – “SPORT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE”

CONI – “SPORT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE”

Rome, 16 March 2015 – in view of Rio 2016, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has organised a talk on the subject of the Olympic Truce, this at the behest of Mario Pescante, IOC Member in Italy and the IOC’s permanent UN observer.The talk, held in CONI’s Hall of Honour, brought together Italy’s sports leaders, representatives from the world of politics and academia, and...
ANOTHER CAP FOR IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY DIRECTOR PERE MIRO!

ANOTHER CAP FOR IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY DIRECTOR PERE MIRO!

Lausanne, 13th March 2015 - Pere Miró will become Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement. And this will be a first clear signal of change to NOCs, following the application of Agenda 2020. Pere Miró will continue in his duties as Director for both Olympic Solidarity and the IOC’s NOC Relations Department, a role in which the Olympic Movement has...
EUROPEAN GAMES AT LAST!

EUROPEAN GAMES AT LAST!

Paris, 05 March 2015 – to mark the 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony for the Baku 2015 inaugural European Games, the NOC of France (CNOSF) have published an article on the history of continental games, this over a hundred years after the founder of the Olympic Movement, baron Pierre de Coubertin, expressed the hope they would one day exist. For web surfers who have not seen the...
SARAJEVO & EAST SARAJEVO ON WAY TO 2017 EYOF

SARAJEVO & EAST SARAJEVO ON WAY TO 2017 EYOF

Sarajevo (BIH), 12thMarch 2015 - The Coordination Commission has again visited the host city for the next Winter EYOF, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, between.From 5 to 7 March, COCOM members Liney Halldorsdottir (chair), Leo Kranz, Florin Misca and EYOF Manager Katerina Nycova met representatives of the NOC of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Mayor of East Sarajevo, Vice-Mayor of Sarajevo and...
PRESIDENT HICKEY WELCOMES NOC OF ARMENIA’S EUROPEAN GAMES CONFIRMATION

PRESIDENT HICKEY WELCOMES NOC OF ARMENIA’S EUROPEAN GAMES CONFIRMATION

Rome; 11 March 2015: The National Olympic Committee of Armenia (NOCA) today issued final confirmation of its participation in the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, this June, in an announcement welcomed by European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey. The announcement came after NOCA’s Executive Board officially ratified the decision to accept the...
FRENCH SPORT IS IN MOURNING

FRENCH SPORT IS IN MOURNING

Paris, March 10, 2015 - Three former French athletes, Camille Muffat, Florence Arthaud and Alexis Vastine are among the victims of the helicopter crash that occurred on Monday in Argentina during the shooting of a programme Dropped TF1 television channel.Florence Arthaud, 57, solo sailor, was among the best-known French sports personalities. The only female single-handed sailor to have won the...
SWISS OLYMPIC PRESENTS SELECTION CONCEPTS FOR FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

SWISS OLYMPIC PRESENTS SELECTION CONCEPTS FOR FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

Ittigen, 6 MARCH 2015 - "For Swiss Olympic, the European Games are a medium and long-term key event for athletes seeking international success" said Chef de Mission Ralph Stöckli, on occasion of the 100 days to go to the start of the Inaugural European Games in Baku (Azerbaijan), when Swiss Olympic unveiled its selection concepts. For most sports, the qualification phase will end on 1st...
HICKEY PRAISES BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

HICKEY PRAISES BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

Rome 5 March 2015 - at a Gala Dinner in Rome organised to mark the 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony for the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games, hosted by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, HE Mehriban Aliyeva, in her capacity as Chair of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, EOC President Pat Hickey praised Baku 2015 organisers for their “bold approach” to delivering the first European...

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