EU - SPORT ADDED TO COMMISSIONER NAVRACSICS’S PORTFOLIO

EU - SPORT ADDED TO COMMISSIONER NAVRACSICS’S PORTFOLIO

Brussels, 22 October 2014 – During his speech ahead of the European Parliament's vote on the college of Commissioners, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission's president-elect, today announced that sport has been added to the portfolio of Mr Tibor Navracsics (now entitled "Education, Culture, Youth and Sport").This prompted a positive reaction from EOC President Patrick Hickey, who said:...
EUROPEAN SPORT LEADERS MEET IN ROME

EUROPEAN SPORT LEADERS MEET IN ROME

Rome, 23 October 2014 – The EU sports ministers had an informal meeting at the Farnesina – the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – within the context of the Italian EU semester presidency last Monday. Discussions included issues such as education through sport, and sport as a tool for integration and peaceful coexistence. Italy was represented by Graziano Delrio, the Deputy Minister in...
IRELAND - FIRST SELECTIONS FOR INAUGURAL BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

IRELAND - FIRST SELECTIONS FOR INAUGURAL BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Dublin, 22 October 2014 - At the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee Meeting on Monday 20th October 2014 the first ever selections were made for the Inaugural European Games in Baku 2015.The honour of being the first five athletes selected goes to the sports of Boxing and Wrestling. The five athletes selected are:- Women's Boxing : Katie Taylor, 60Kg - Michaela Walsh, 54Kg - Ciara...
RIO 2016 SEEKS 5,000 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

RIO 2016 SEEKS 5,000 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Rio de Janeiro, 22 October 2014 - Of the 70,000 volunteers needed, about 5,000 are need to be healthcare professionals, providing opportunities for doctors, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and technicians in various fields. Registration is open until 15 November, so don't miss out if you want to play your part in the world's biggest sporting event, register right now! - informs...
100 DAYS TO WINTER EYOF !

100 DAYS TO WINTER EYOF !

Dornbirn (Vorarberg), 21 October 2014 – the organisers of the first EYOF jointly run by two countries marked on Monday the 100 day countdown to the 13th edition of the European Youth Olympic Games that will open in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein next 25 January 2015.For the Austria-Liechtenstein organising committee, preparations are now entering the final "hot phase", as from 25th to 30th January...
SLOVAK OLYMPIANS’ MEMORIAL UNVEILED

SLOVAK OLYMPIANS’ MEMORIAL UNVEILED

Bratislava, 20 October 2014 – A Memorial dedicated to hundreds Olympians from Slovakia was unveiled last Thursaday at the most revered place on Slovak soil, the National Cemetery in the city of Martin, where many outstanding personalities from Slovak public life and culture are buried. The ceremony was attended by two hundred people, together with NOC President Frantisek Chmelar, IOC member in...
MARSEILLE 2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT

MARSEILLE 2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SPORT

Paris, 16 October 2014 – the jury of the European Capital of Sport Association has decided to name Marseille for the title of European Capital of Sport, reports the French press, who also report Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin's extreme satisfaction. Marseille – which last year was the European culture capital – was in competition with Bulgaria's capital Sofia. In the light of this award which...
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO 50 CITIES FROM AZERBAIJAN DURING EUROPEAN GAMES

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO 50 CITIES FROM AZERBAIJAN DURING EUROPEAN GAMES

Berlin, 15th October 2014 - At a presentation of the Baku 2015 European Games to dignitaries in Berlin, Germany, Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov announced that, "During the Baku 2015 European Games Azerbaijan will launch more than 60 flights to 50 cities in 22 countries." "We will be happy to see all of you at the Games. The Games will bring together more than 6000 sports men and...

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