SPORTS STAKEHOLDERS GATHER IN LAUSANNE FOR SPORTACCORD

SPORTS STAKEHOLDERS GATHER IN LAUSANNE FOR SPORTACCORD

LAUSANNE, April 19, 2016 - The 14th edition of the annual great networking gathering event officially kicked off at the SwissTech Convention Centre in the Olympic capital. Approximately two-thousand participants - delegates from International Federations, media, cities, and the sports industry - are expected at this year 6-day gathering from 17 to 22 April. Among the many scheduled meetings...
NOC OF SLOVENIA - BACH INAUGURATED OLYMPIC MUSEUM

NOC OF SLOVENIA - BACH INAUGURATED OLYMPIC MUSEUM

Ljubljana, April 18, 2016 - NOC President Bogdan Gabrovec welcomed on Friday President Thomas Bach for a visit to Slovenia. The highlight of the visit was Inaugurating the Slovenian Olympic Training Centre and its news Olympic Museam. The new site serves as an Olympic Education Centre and shows the rich history of Slovenian sport. President Bach was welcomed by a number of Olympians, including...
FIRST SIGGS STRATEGIC WORKSHOP IN VILNIUS

FIRST SIGGS STRATEGIC WORKSHOP IN VILNIUS

Vilnius, April 15, 2016 - the first SIGGS (Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport) strategy workshop was hosted on Wednesday in the Lithuanian capital with great success.The SIGGS Project intends to promote and support good governance practices of national Olympic committees and sports federations, giving these organizations consultation and opportunities for improvement. The...
WADA PUBLISHES STATEMENT ON ITS MELDONIUM NOTICE

WADA PUBLISHES STATEMENT ON ITS MELDONIUM NOTICE

Montreal, April 14, 2016 -Three days ago WADA issued a Notice to Stakeholders regarding Meldonium and providing clarification regarding its inclusion on the Prohibited List, existing excretion studies and those underway, as well as the results management and adjudication process. Stakeholders and world media reacted quickly, suggesting a possible amnesty for athletes found positive to the...
IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION VISITS RIO FOR THE LAST INSPECTION

IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION VISITS RIO FOR THE LAST INSPECTION

Rio de Janeiro, April 13, 2016 – EOC President Patrick Hickey in his role as IOC Executive Member and Member of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Rio Olympic Games is in Rio with the IOC CoComm for their last inspection before the Games.This is the 10th visit to Rio of the IOC CoCom. They have a very busy schedule.Hickey together with two of his colleagues Willi Kaltschmitt (IOC...
LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR RIO 2016 APPROACHES

LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR RIO 2016 APPROACHES

Athens, April 13, 2016 - the Hellenic Olympic Committee is busy preparing the Rio 2016 lighting ceremony, the top event that officially starts the final run-up to the Olympic Games, which will take place in Ancient Olympia next 21 April. This week, HOC president Spyros Capralos announced the programme for the Lighting Ceremony, and the Flame’s 7-day trip within Greece, ahead of the...
UKRAINE - EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALLIST BEST ATHLETE AT NATIONAL OSCARS

UKRAINE - EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALLIST BEST ATHLETE AT NATIONAL OSCARS

Kiev, April 11, 2016 - European Games wrestling silver medallist Zhan Belenyuk was the best athlete awardee at the 10th annual ‘Heroes of Sports Year’ Ceremony - one of the main sport celebrations in the country, organized jointly by the National Olympic Committee and the Ukraine Youth and Sport Ministry in the Ukrainian capital. Best athletes of the year: Zhan Belenyuk (Greco-Roman...
EOC EVALUATION COMMISSION VISIT 2021 WINTER EYOF CANDIDATE

EOC EVALUATION COMMISSION VISIT 2021 WINTER EYOF CANDIDATE

Vuokatti (Finland), April 11, 2016 - The EOC Evaluation Commission have visited the 2021 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival candidate, Vuokatti-Ruka, Finland. After having hosted a winter EYOF in Vuokatti in 2001 and a summer EYOF in 2009 in Tampere, the Finns are back with their candidacy of Vuokatti together with Ruka for 2021.The Evaluation Commission spent three working days with the...
THE NEW OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE

THE NEW OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE

Lausanne, April 8, 2016 - the Olympic International Committee has today published the new version of the Olympic Movement Medical Code, in force as from 31 March 2016. It replaces the current one applied since 1 October 2009. The new version of the OMMC conforms with IOC ethical standards, and applies to theOlympic Games, beginning with Rio 2016. It will help doctors protect the health of...

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