#BEACTIVE - 2nd EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT

#BEACTIVE - 2nd EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT

Kosice (Slovakia), September 13, 2016 - The second European Week of Sport was officially opened last Saturday by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and other high-level representatives from European institutions and the world of sport, as well as from Košice, Slovakia, the 2016 European City of Sport and candidate to host the 2021 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival. The European Week of...
PATRICK HICKEY ISSUES STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA

PATRICK HICKEY ISSUES STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA

Rome 12th September, 2016 - In a statement yesterday evening, Patrick Hickey said he had just received formal notification from the Brazilian authorities of the charges laid against him: “I have just received formal notification from the Brazilian authorities of the charges laid against me. For clarity, I am not under house arrest as, like with so many things with this case, this has...
NOC OF CROATIA CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY

NOC OF CROATIA CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY

Zagreb, September 10, 2016 - The EOC's Acting President Janez Kocijančič and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi are attending the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Croatian Olympic Committee, invited by their friend President Zlatko Matesa, who is also member of the EOC Executive Committee. The three joined IOC President Thomas Bach at the Presidential Palace, where they were received by...
WINTER OLYMPICS 2018 - WORLDWIDE VOTING ON BEST TORCH RELAY IDEA

WINTER OLYMPICS 2018 - WORLDWIDE VOTING ON BEST TORCH RELAY IDEA

PyeongChang, September 9, 2016 – the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games organisers have announced the 41 nominees for the Torch Relay idea contest, ‘OPEN! Mission Relay’, as voting began worldwide on Monday. Anyone interested in the upcoming Games can cast a vote for the on the PyeongChang 2018 website at http://missionrelay.pyeongchang2018.com and win a prize....
GAMES ON! BRAZIL WELCOMES THE PARALYMPICS

GAMES ON! BRAZIL WELCOMES THE PARALYMPICS

Rio de Janeiro, September 8, 2016 - A spectacular ceremony officially opened the XV Paralympic Games last night. The city’s iconic Maracana stadium was turned into a sea of light and colour, and reverberated to Samba beats during a Ceremony that lived up to its promise to surprise, provoke and celebrate – all with a Brazilian twist - commented the International Paralympic Committee...
THREE NEW EUROPEAN MEMBERS JOIN IOC ATHLETES COMMISSION

THREE NEW EUROPEAN MEMBERS JOIN IOC ATHLETES COMMISSION

Rome, September 7, 2016 – as is customary at every Olympic Games, at Rio 2016 elections took place for the replacement of members of the IOC Athletes Commission who had reached the end of their term. Four new members were elected by their peers, including three Europeans: Germany's Britta Heidemann (fencing), Hungarian Daniel Gyurta (swimming), Russian Yelena Isinbayeva (athletics). The...
VERA CASLAVSKA, A SPORT LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY

VERA CASLAVSKA, A SPORT LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY

Prague, September 6, 2016 - Vera Caslavska, the most successful Czech Olympian of all time, succumbed on the evening of 30th August to the prolonged illness she had been bravely fighting. Vera, born in May 1942, was a living sports legend, one of former Czechoslovakia’s most famous sportswomen, one of the greatest of her generation, gymnastics being her passion since she was a little...
RECORD-BREAKING RESULTS FOR YOG ATHLETES AT RIO 2016

RECORD-BREAKING RESULTS FOR YOG ATHLETES AT RIO 2016

Lausanne, September 5, 2016 – many YOG athletes have made the Olympic podium as well, so states the IOC following an analysis of the recent Rio Olympics. Eighty medals were won in total by YOG athletes – 19 gold, 33 silver and 28 bronze. Two-thirds of these came from competitors who were part of the Singapore YOG class of 2010, with the remainder going to those who took part in the...
EOC STATEMENT ON PATRICK HICKEY

EOC STATEMENT ON PATRICK HICKEY

Rome, August 30, 2016 - The Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) held an Extraordinary Meeting on Monday afternoon at the offices of Der Deutsche Olympische Sportbund (DOSB) in Frankfurt and has issued the following statement regarding the arrest and recent release from preventative custody of Mr Patrick Hickey, the elected President of the EOC [who has temporarily...

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