BELGIUM - JUDOKA INGRID BERGHMANS RECEIVES THE COIB ORDER OF MERIT

BELGIUM - JUDOKA INGRID BERGHMANS RECEIVES THE COIB ORDER OF MERIT

Brussels, 17 June 2016 – The Belgian Olympic and Sport Committee has awarded its Order of Merit for the fourth consecutive time, to judoka Ingrid Berghmans, whose brilliant career has had a huge impact on Belgian sport, but also on judo worldwide. Belgian sport’s highest decoration was awarded at the general meeting of the Belgian Olympic and Sports Committee, on 10 June, at Belfius...
IOA - FUTURE OLYMPIC AMBASSADORS GATHER IN ATHENS

IOA - FUTURE OLYMPIC AMBASSADORS GATHER IN ATHENS

Athens, June 16, 2016 - More than 150 young men and women from 91 countries and 22 coordinators and coordinators gathered on the Hill of the Pnyx in the Greek capital since Sunday on the occasion of the 56th International Session for Young Participants of the International Olympic Academy. Until June 25, participants will be working on this year's theme: "Olympism as an effective tool...
SUSTAINABILITY AT THE HEART OF THE RIO MEDALS

SUSTAINABILITY AT THE HEART OF THE RIO MEDALS

Rio de Janeiro, June 16, 2016 - With 52 days until the world’s best athletes go into battle in the Olympic Games, Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Mint have unveiled the medals they will be competing with each other to win. Bearing a design that celebrates the relationship between the strengths of Olympic heroes and the forces of nature, the 500g gold, silver and bronze medals have been made...
CZECH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE LAUNCHES "CZECH TEAM - GOLD CLUB" AWARD

CZECH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE LAUNCHES "CZECH TEAM - GOLD CLUB" AWARD

Prague, June 14, 2016 - The Executive Committee of the Czech Olympic Committee has for the first time awarded the distinction "Czech Team - Gold Club". Its purpose is to express appreciation to public personalities who in the long term systematically promote sport and a healthy lifestyle.The first awardee is Karel Komarek the owner of the largest domestic lottery company Sazka, an official...
BAKU 2015 ANNIVERSARY BRINGS NEW LOGO AND LOOK FOR EOC

BAKU 2015 ANNIVERSARY BRINGS NEW LOGO AND LOOK FOR EOC

Hickey hails “landmark moment” in European sport Rome; 12 June 2016: The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is today marking the first anniversary of the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, by announcing that a new logo and look for the EOC and for all its major events – including the European Games and European Youth Olympic Festival – will be launched later...
POLAND - PIOTR NUROWSKI FAMILY IN MOURNING

POLAND - PIOTR NUROWSKI FAMILY IN MOURNING

Warsaw, June 10, 2016 – The widow of the late President of the Polish Olympic Committee Piotr Nurowski passed away last 31 May, six years after her husband perished in a tragic plane accident at the Russian border in April 2010.Elżbieta Nurowska is mourned by hers daughters Joanna and Justyna and their families, and Polish sport.The three ladies attended the EOC General Assembly in...
A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Liechtenstein, June 9, 2016 - Isabel Fehr is the new President of the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee (LOC). She was elected at the recent Assembly of delegates that renewed the NOC Executive Committee, and succeeds Leo Kranz, who has been unanimously named as honorary member.Isabel Fehr, 38, has been a member of the board since 2008. Last year, she succeeded as Chef de Mission with her Team...
IOC - SOON THREE MORE EUROPEAN MEMBERS ?

IOC - SOON THREE MORE EUROPEAN MEMBERS ?

Lausanne, June 8, 2016 - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will propose eight new Members for election at the 129th IOC Session ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 this summer. Among them, three Europeans:.- Ms Sari Essayah (Finland) Olympian, racewalker, Chair of the Finnish Christian Democratic Party, proposed as individual member,- Ivo Ferriani (Italy)...

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