GEORGIA'S PM: "WE ARE READY TO HOST THE OLYMPIC FESTIVAL"

GEORGIA'S PM: "WE ARE READY TO HOST THE OLYMPIC FESTIVAL"

Tbilisi, July 15,2015 - In less than two weeks thousands of Europe’s best young athletes, their coaches and supporters will arrive in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival. The official opening will take place on Sunday 26 and the event will continue until August 1, with competitions at 12 sports venues, six of which were specially built for Tbilisi...
2015 INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES - ALREADY ONE MONTH...

2015 INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES - ALREADY ONE MONTH...

Baku, July 14, 2015 - One month after the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2015 Inaugural European Games, a special event dedicated to Azerbaijan's national team athletes and volunteers was held in the capital city on Sunday - reported thelocal Trend News Agency. The event began with a parade of "Baku 2015" with the participation of Azerbaijani sportsmen and thousands of "Flamekeepers", the...
 MILAN: EXPO 2015 WELCOMES FICTS

MILAN: EXPO 2015 WELCOMES FICTS

Milan (Italy), July 13, 2015 - The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS), recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and which promotes the sports values through film in 113 countries, is at EXPO 2015, the major exhibition themed "Feeding the planet - Energy for Life" currently on at the largest city in Northern Italy, until October 31. On Monday 13 July, at...
5th PIOTR NUROWSKI PRIZE - CANDIDATES WANTED

5th PIOTR NUROWSKI PRIZE - CANDIDATES WANTED

Rome, July 10, 2015 - All European NOCs will be able to put forward their best young athletes for the 5th edition of the EOC award created in 2010 in memory of the dear friend and the great man of Olympism, the late Polish NOC President Piotr Nurowski. Through his example and his memory, athle tes are encouraged to pursue a career in top level sport, while future generations are inspired to...
LUXEMBOURG TAKES OVER EU PRESIDENCY

LUXEMBOURG TAKES OVER EU PRESIDENCY

Brussels, 8 July, 2015 - Having held the presidency of the EU Council for the first time during the first half of 2015, Latvia has now handed the baton to Luxembourg, an event that was celebrated on July 3 with a European picnic organized in the city center followed by a visit to the College of Commissioners. At the end of the Latvian presidency, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, addressed the...
 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS - TORCH UNVEILED IN RIO

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS - TORCH UNVEILED IN RIO

Rio de Janeiro, July 6, 2015 - Movement, innovation and Brazilian flavour: these are the three qualities that form the essence of the Rio 2016 Olympic torch, which was unveiled last Friday in Brasília. Its design aims to reflect the meeting of the Olympic flame with the human warmth of the Brazilian people, the hosts of the first Olympic Games in South America - the official Rio 2016...
SPECTACULAR END FOR THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

SPECTACULAR END FOR THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, June 29, 2015 - A spectacular fire show put an end of the inaugural European Games in Baku on Sunday night, after First Lady of Azerbaijan Merhiban Aliyeva, Chair of the Baku 2015 European Games Organising Committee and EOC President Patrick Hickey praised all those who took part for making the European Games “an unforgettable festival of sport.’ Special thanks were reserved...
BAKU 2015 PASSES EUROPEAN GAMES FLAG TO THE EOC WITH “FUTURE ASSURED”

BAKU 2015 PASSES EUROPEAN GAMES FLAG TO THE EOC WITH “FUTURE ASSURED”

Baku, June 28, 2015: The President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), Patrick Hickey, today received the European Games Flag from Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Baku 2015 CEO, Azad Rahimov, at a ceremony held on the final day of the inaugural European Games. Speaking after the event, President Hickey said: “For a little over 30 months, Baku has been the...

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