OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

Lausanne, 9th December 2014 – The organisers of the 127th IOC Session had foreseen two days of debates and voting on Olympic Agenda 2020, but such was the support for the 20+20 recommendations – with 83 interventions in total – that the process concluded on the first day. The full membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today unanimously approved the 40 recommendations that make...
AN HISTORIC WEEKEND FOR THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

AN HISTORIC WEEKEND FOR THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

Monte Carlo, 5 December 2014 – the IOC Executive Board was the first to meet at the Forum Grimaldi in the Principality of Monaco, at the start of a long weekend of Olympic Movement meetings.The EB, which will continue its meetings until 7 December, will, among other things, have to decide procedures for the adoption of Agenda 2020. EOC President Patrick Hickey, and his European colleagues...
EUROPEAN SPORT FORUM: SPORT FOR A HEALTHIER AND STRONGER EUROPE

EUROPEAN SPORT FORUM: SPORT FOR A HEALTHIER AND STRONGER EUROPE

Milan, Italy, 4 December 2014 - The European Commission has organised its annual EU Sport Forum this week in Milan, Italy. Tibor Navracsics, the new EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, opened the Forum on Monday, together with representatives from the Italian Presidency of the Council and the European Parliament.President Patrick Hickey led a delegation from the EOC, and...
SPORTS VALUES AWARD GOES TO CONI PRESIDENT

SPORTS VALUES AWARD GOES TO CONI PRESIDENT

Rome, 3 December 2014 - CONI President Giovanni Malagò has been awarded the special prize for "Sports Values" created this year by the Prix Laurentum, one of Italy's leading literary competitions.The ceremony took place on 1 December at the library in the Quirinale, the official residence of Italy's President, Giorgio Napolitano, and was handed to him by politician and journalist Gianni Letta,...
SWISS OLYMPIC: MORE CASH AND TOUGHER RULES ON ANTI-DOPING

SWISS OLYMPIC: MORE CASH AND TOUGHER RULES ON ANTI-DOPING

Ittigen, 2 December 2014 – More cash for sport. This is the message Swiss Olympic President Jörg Schild and Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer gave at a recent meeting of the Sports Parliament, which met at the House of Sport a few days ago.And a first step in this direction has come with the mega cheque of 26.1 million francs that Swiss Olympic has just received from Sport-Toto (SST), the Swiss...
IOC PRESIDENT GUEST OF HONOUR AT 15th FRANCOPHONE SUMMIT

IOC PRESIDENT GUEST OF HONOUR AT 15th FRANCOPHONE SUMMIT

Dakar, 1st December 2014 - The 15th Francophone summit, which brings together the heads of state of francophone countries, which took place in the Senegalese capital last weekend, will no doubt make history.Firstly, for the world of sport it was the first of its kind attended by an IOC President. Indeed, it is just because the themes of this year's summit are so close to sport that Thomas Bach...
THE OLYMPIC DAY RUN IN ISRAEL

THE OLYMPIC DAY RUN IN ISRAEL

Tel Aviv, 27 November 2014 – as many as 4,500 runners took part in the Olympic Day Run of Israel – The "Ramat Gan Safari" Run that took place at the National Park of Ramat Gan, a city in the Tel Aviv District.Israeli Olympic Committee's CEO Mr Gilad Lustig (left in the picture) and the Mayor of Ramat Gan, Mr Israel Zinger, launched the Run.Hundreds of preschoolers, about 1,000 schoolchildren,...
JEYRAN AND NAR OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

JEYRAN AND NAR OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, 26th November 2014 – Baku 2015 European Games organisers unveiled Jeyran and Nar as the exciting official mascots for the inaugural sporting event, the local news agency reports.Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate reflect both the country's proud history and promising future. The pair will symbolise the first European Games around the...
ITALIAN SWIMMER SIMONE SABBIONI BEST 2014 EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

ITALIAN SWIMMER SIMONE SABBIONI BEST 2014 EUROPEAN YOUNG ATHLETE

Baku, 22 November 2014 – there were 5 finalists, 5 young athletes selected from among their peers from the Olympic Committees of Europe, not just for their performance but also their sense of fair play and as future role models for the youth of Europe. But in Baku it was just one who had the honour of winning the 4th Piotr Nurowski Prize for the best young European athlete: Simone Sabbioni, the...

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