SURVEY CONFIRMS OLYMPIC GAMES APPEAL

SURVEY CONFIRMS OLYMPIC GAMES APPEAL

Lausanne, 15th July 2014 – not that we didn't know already that the Olympic Games and the Olympic brand in general are extremely powerful and well-known, but a recent survey conducted on 36,000 people in 16 countries, commissioned by the IOC and done by Kantar Sport (a division of Kantar Media) following Sochi 2014, has confirmed it unequivocally. Indeed, the survey confirms that both summer and...
2014 BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETE WANTED

2014 BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETE WANTED

Rome, 14th July 2014 – the 4th Piotr Nurowski Prize for the best young European athlete will be awarded at the 2014 EOC General Assembly next November, and the NOCs of Europe have been invited to let the EOC Secretariat have their candidates within 8th September. The purpose of the Award is to remember the President of the NOC of Poland who died tragically in 2010, and through his example and...
DELEGATE MEMBER FOR AUTONOMY PATRICK HICKEY REPORTS TO IOC EB

DELEGATE MEMBER FOR AUTONOMY PATRICK HICKEY REPORTS TO IOC EB

Lausanne, 10th July 2014 – at the recent Executive Board meeting held in the Olympic capital, Delegate Member for Autonomy Patrick Hickey reported on a number of cases related to autonomy and good governance in sport.The watchdog group for autonomy set up by IOC President Thomas Bach, the leadership of which he has entrusted to Hickey, had recently addressed an incident involving the World...
NEW LOOK FOR NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

NEW LOOK FOR NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Vaduz, 9th July 2014 – the Olympic Committee of the small Principality, currently busy with preparations for the next winter EYOF together with the Austrian NOC, has a new look, having changed its name and logo. And the new logo is decidedly princely with a crown over the Olympic Rings, below which is the new name: Liechtenstein Olympic Committee. And with it, the website has been changed too,...
GUIDO DE BONDT AWARDED THE OLYMPIC ORDER

GUIDO DE BONDT AWARDED THE OLYMPIC ORDER

Lausanne, 8th July 2014 - Guido de Bondt one of Belgium's longest serving ambassadors to the Olympic movement was awarded the prestigous "Olympic Order" this afternoon in Lausanne.  A tribute was paid from former IOC President Jacques Rogge who praised his Belgian colleague.   He becameSecretary General in 1992 and stayed in this role until his retirement...
OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

Lausanne, 7th July - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously agreed today that Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)* would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022.The three city race will end at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur on 31st July 2015 2015, when we...
BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

Rome, 7th July 2014 - EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi on Friday welcomed to the EOC headquarters in Rome Azerbaijan's ambassador to Italy Vaqif Sadiqov, accompanied by the embassy's Second Secretary Nasir Mammadov.At the very friendly meeting the two men discussed matters of common interest concerning sport, and first and foremost the promotion of the inaugural European Games dossiers...

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