INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH RELAY IS COMING

INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH RELAY IS COMING

Baku, April 20, 2015 - The presentation ceremony for the First European Games torch relay programme kicked off on Monday, attended by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Chief Executive Director of the Baku 2015 Operations Committee Azad Rahimov, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015 European Games Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 Director of Ceremonies, Catherine Ugwu and other guests.In a...
BAKU 2015 SPORTS DIRECTOR PRESENTS EUROPEAN GAMES VISION TO FRANCSJEUX

BAKU 2015 SPORTS DIRECTOR PRESENTS EUROPEAN GAMES VISION TO FRANCSJEUX

Baku, April 20, 2015 - less than two months from the Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural European Games, organizers conducted a final rehearsal with wrestling and boxing test events, which closed this weekend. Pierce O'Callaghan, Baku 2015 Sports Director, interviewed by the French sports magazine "FrancsJeux", spoke about the sports vision for the new continental event. We propose it to our...
EUROPEAN ATHLETES MET IN ROME

EUROPEAN ATHLETES MET IN ROME

Rome, April 16, 2015 – The EOC Athletes’ Commission met yesterday in the Italian capital, chaired by its Belgian president Jean-Michel Saive. EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi welcomed the group, who later on received a visit from CONI President Giovanni Malagò.IOC Athletes’ Commission chair Clauda Bokel also attended the meeting, a busy morning during which issues...
NOC OF FRANCE – A NEW EMBLEM, THE SAME SPIRIT

NOC OF FRANCE – A NEW EMBLEM, THE SAME SPIRIT

Paris, 15 April 2015 - the CNOSF, the French national Olympic and Sports Committee has just unveiled a new emblem. After 17 years of good and loyal service, the “France” emblem that stood proud above the Olympic rings has ceded its place of honour to the cock, the best-known symbol of France. The cock, which first appeared on athletes’ jerseys during the last century, and has...
IOC – FIRST INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR SPORTS INTEGRITY

IOC – FIRST INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR SPORTS INTEGRITY

Lausanne, April 14, 2015 - IOC launches whistle-blower hotline for competition manipulation and other ethical issues that threaten the integrity of sport. The meeting was chaired by IOC President Thomas Bach and included representatives from world governments, the Council of Europe, the European Union, INTERPOL, Europol, United Nations agencies, sports betting operators, Olympic Movement...
BAKU 2015 DELIGHTED BY ‘AMAZING RESPONSE’ FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION

BAKU 2015 DELIGHTED BY ‘AMAZING RESPONSE’ FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Baku (AZE), April 13, 2015 - 2015 European Games organisers are delighted by the response received from local and international media expressing an interest in covering this summer’s inaugural event. When the accreditation process closed earlier this month, more than 1,300 journalists (excluding broadcasters) had applied to cover the event to take place from 12 to 28 June 2015, when more...
SVEIN ARNE HANSEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN ATHLETICS

SVEIN ARNE HANSEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN ATHLETICS

Bled (Slovenia), April 13, 2015 - Svein Arne Hansen of Norway was elected as President of European Athletics by the European Athletics congress held on the shores of Lake Bled, on Saturday.Hansen takes over from Hansjörg Wirtz (SUI) who presided over the European body for 16 years since 1999. Wirtz, who did not seek another term, is now honorary president.Hansen received 26 votes in the...
UKRAINIAN SPORTS-OSCAR CEREMONY

UKRAINIAN SPORTS-OSCAR CEREMONY

Kiev, April 13, 2015 – The 2014 Heroes of Sports Year Awards Ceremony, one of the main annual sport events in the country now in its ninth edition, has recently taken place in the capital city of Ukraine. The ceremony, organized by the NOC and Ukraine and the Ukrainian Youth and Sport Ministry, was attended by star athletes, members of the Ukrainian sports family, numerous media...
IOC CENTURY CELEBRATIONS KICK OFF TODAY

IOC CENTURY CELEBRATIONS KICK OFF TODAY

Lausanne, April 10, 2015 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is today marking 100 years of its presence in Lausanne. On 10 April 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, decided in agreement with the City to establish the headquarters of the IOC in Lausanne.One hundred years later, IOC President Thomas Bach, in the presence of the Swiss Federal...

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