PARIS VICTIMS HONOURED AT SPORTING EVENTS

PARIS VICTIMS HONOURED AT SPORTING EVENTS

Rome, November 16, 2015 – In Europe and all over the world, this weekend sportsmen and women along with spectators have been showing their solidarity with France and expressing their emotions after last Friday’s attacks. Using social media, but also holding moments of silence or chanting the Marseillaise at the beginning of sport matches, such as at the Tennis Cup final between the...
EOC - EUROPEAN OLYMPIC FAMILY MOURNS WITH PARIS

EOC - EUROPEAN OLYMPIC FAMILY MOURNS WITH PARIS

Rome, November 14, 2015 - Following the tragic events in Paris, European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey has issued the following statement of support and solidarity:"The European Olympic family is united in grief and shock at the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday night."Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those who have been killed or injured."Whilst now is...
WADA CONGRATULATES 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES FOR THEIR ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM

WADA CONGRATULATES 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES FOR THEIR ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM

Rome, November 12, 2015 - WADA has completed and published its Independent Observer (IO) Report on the anti-doping program at the 1st European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan. In it the EOC is commended for the technical proficiency of the Baku anti-doping program and the innovative aspects of the anti-doping program implemented, especially in light of the fact that this was the first such event...
 IOC WOMEN IN SPORT TROPHY - 2015 WINNERS

IOC WOMEN IN SPORT TROPHY - 2015 WINNERS

Lausanne, November 11, 2015 - Stavroula Kozompoli from Greece is the Continental Winner for Europe of this year awards ceremony that took place at the Olympic Museum. This year’s continental winners also were Mervat Hassan (Africa), Sara Rosario (Americas), Sheikha Hayat Bint Abdulaziz Al-Khalifa (Asia), and Cathy Freeman, one of Australia’s most successful and admired Olympic...
IOC STATEMENT ON WADA  REPORT

IOC STATEMENT ON WADA REPORT

Lausanne, November 10,2015 - "This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport," begins the International Olympic Committee’s statement in reaction to the WADA independent commission report on large scale doping. " The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the...
PYEONGCHANG 2018 ATTRACT CHINA’S GROWING INTEREST

PYEONGCHANG 2018 ATTRACT CHINA’S GROWING INTEREST

Seoul, November 9, 2015 - Winter sports fans in China are paying close attention to the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and showing their interest on social media!Only two weeks after the launch of their official Weibo account - Weibo is the most renowned SNS (Social Network Service) platform in China - the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...
KOSOVO 25th MEMBER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN GAMES

KOSOVO 25th MEMBER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN GAMES

Washington, November 5, 2015 - During the Extraordinary General Assembly of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games held on 30th October in Washington DC the members of ICMG accepted the NOC of Kosovo as a new member of the body that governs the Mediterranean Games. The decision was taken in conformity with the principles of the Olympic Movement and in the wake of the resolutions...
IOC - SPORT COMES TO THE AID OF REFUGEES

IOC - SPORT COMES TO THE AID OF REFUGEES

Lausanne, November 2, 2015 – Five European NOCs – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Slovenia - are already making use of the USD 2 million emergency fund the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made available to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organising programmes to help refugees.The NOC of Austria is working with its five Olympic Centres across the country to initiate...

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