EOC – NEW EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT APPOINTED

EOC – NEW EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT APPOINTED

Rome, July 8, 2016 – Juri Tamm, the NOC of Estonia’s Vice President and Olympian hammer thrower, has been named the new President of the EOC EU Commission, Neinar Seli having stepped down.Juri Tamm, who is a long-standing friend of the EOC, can boast a great sports career. A hammer thrower, he has participated in four Olympic Games, winning bronze medals in 1980 and 1988, as well as...
PORTUGAL - SCHOOL SHIP SAILS TO RIO

PORTUGAL - SCHOOL SHIP SAILS TO RIO

Lisbon, July 6, 2016 - The school ship Sagres, manned by cadets in their 2nd year at the Portuguese Naval Academy, and which will be Portugal’s hospitality house during the 2016 Olympic Games, became the first ship of the Portuguese Navy to receive an award from a foreign country, the "Honour Star "of the Republic of Cape Verde, upon reaching the African republic of ten islands on its...
RIO OLYMPICS - ONE MONTH TO GO!

RIO OLYMPICS - ONE MONTH TO GO!

Rio de Janeiro, July 5, 2016 - With just one month to go to the start of the first Olympic Games in South America, organizers are racing to the finishing line to deliver the Olympics, and athletes are fine-tuning preparations for the unique experience they will remember all their lives. Meanwhile the Rio 2016 torch is approaching the Opening Ceremony. The places visited include the magnificent...
ISRAEL - SPECIAL LECTURERS ATTEND OLYMPIC DAY SEMINAR

ISRAEL - SPECIAL LECTURERS ATTEND OLYMPIC DAY SEMINAR

Tel Aviv, July 4. 2016 - The legendary Kenyan-born Danish runner Wilson Kosgei Kipketer, a former world record holder in 800m and 2 times Olympic medallist in 800m, was the guest of honour at the international Olympic Day, where he lectured about his personal view of the Olympic Games and their influence on his life. Janez Kocijancic, Vice-President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), as...
EU - SLOVAKIA ASSUMES THE SIX-MONTH ROTATING PRESIDENCY

EU - SLOVAKIA ASSUMES THE SIX-MONTH ROTATING PRESIDENCY

Brussels, July 1, 2016 – From today Slovakia takes over the helm of the Council of the EU. A series of image projections on the walls of the Bratislava Castle on the night of 30 June – 1 July, marked the handover of the Presidency of the EU Council from the Netherlands to Slovakia. The display was co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and...
FYROM' S AGREEMENT ON BASKETBALL COACH TRAINING

FYROM' S AGREEMENT ON BASKETBALL COACH TRAINING

Skopje, June 30, 2016 - The President of the NOC of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Dr Vasil Tupurkovski and the Presidnt of the FYROM Basketball Federation Petar Naumovski yesterday signed a cooperation agreement for the next Olympic cycle, primarily aimed at training coaching staff.This project, for which the NOC has already secured a USD 60,000 fund, will begin this year with the...
EOC HQs CLOSE FOR ROME PUBLIC HOLIDAY

EOC HQs CLOSE FOR ROME PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Rome, June 29, 2016 - the Italian capital city celebrates today its Saints Patrons, St Peter and St Paul, martyrs of the Catholic Church. The Feast of St Peter and St Paul is an annual public holiday in Rome. The EOC Secretariat, hosted in the CONI Olympic Park will thus be closed on June 29.
ITALIE – BUD SPENCER, POOL AND “SPAGHETTI WESTERN” CHAMPION, PASSED AWAY

ITALIE – BUD SPENCER, POOL AND “SPAGHETTI WESTERN” CHAMPION, PASSED AWAY

Rome, June 28, 2016 - Italian sport cries Bud Spencer, a pool and cinema myth, who passed away on Monday, in the Italian capital city, at the age of 86.He was born Carlo Pedersoli, on October 31, 1929 in Naples, and had built his youth fame in the swimming world: with his historical 59.5 in the 100 freestyle in Salsomaggiore in 1950, thanks to which he became the first Italian to break the wall...

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