ONE YEAR TO GO TO WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2016

ONE YEAR TO GO TO WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2016

Lillehammer, 16th February 2015 - Celebrations to mark one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 were kicked off last Thursday in the heart of the host city by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway as he unveiled the Omega countdown clock showing 365 days to go.This ceremony was the start of several days of festivities in Lillehammer, Hamar and Gjøvik,...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES - FINAL NOC OPEN DAY SESSION

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES - FINAL NOC OPEN DAY SESSION

Baku, 16th February 2015 - Representatives from 22 National Olympic Committees of Europe gathered in Baku to take part in the third, and final, NOC Open Day ahead of this summer’s inaugural European Games. The three-day programme saw 59 delegates from around Europe receive updates on the latest Games preparations, with presentations and workshops delivered by several Baku 2015...
FINNISH AND GREEK BROADCASTERS SIGN WITH 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

FINNISH AND GREEK BROADCASTERS SIGN WITH 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, 13TH February 2015 – Organisers of the inaugural European Games have signed two more broadcast deals to ensure this summer event will be shown in Greece and Finland - New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT), the main public service provider in Greece, will broadcast live coverage of the first European Games on a daily basis, as well as the spectacular Opening and Closing...
2015 GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE  - SOON 100 DAYS TO THE OPENING

2015 GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE - SOON 100 DAYS TO THE OPENING

Reykjavík, 12 February 2015 - With less than four months to the 16th Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) preparations are speeding up in the biggest European island (apart from the UK of course). Organisers are fully confident as work is fully on schedule. From 1 to 6 June, Reykjavik will welcome around 2500 participants, about 800 athletes from the 9 smallest countries in Europe...
PEACE AND SPORT TOGETHER WITH 2015 WINTER EYOF TO PROMOTE OLYMPIC VALUES

PEACE AND SPORT TOGETHER WITH 2015 WINTER EYOF TO PROMOTE OLYMPIC VALUES

Monaco, 11 January, 2015 - Peace and Sport has been working alongside the 2015 Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein Winter EYOF to promote Olympic values and rally youth support in the #TheCareSquare fundraising campaign. During the EYOF, young athletes and visitors were able to purchase one of the 1,906 photos sold by Peace and Sport, for a minimum of €2.The photos are individual pixels which...
MARIO VAZQUEZ RANA FORMER ANOC PRESIDENT HAS PASSED AWAY

MARIO VAZQUEZ RANA FORMER ANOC PRESIDENT HAS PASSED AWAY

Rome, 9th January 2015 - Former senior International Olympic Committee member Mario Vazquez-Raña, one of the most influential leaders in world sport for decades, has died yesterday in Mexico, his home country, at the age of 82. Vazquez Raña has been in ill health for many months.A Mexican businessman - his companies include a chain of newspapers and a paper products manufacturer -...
EOC VISIT: BAKU 2015 ON TRACK TO DELIVER FANTASTIC EUROPEAN GAMES

EOC VISIT: BAKU 2015 ON TRACK TO DELIVER FANTASTIC EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, Azerbaijan, 6th February 2015 - Baku 2015 European Games organisers and EOC delegation today concluded the final visit by the EOC Coordination Commission, a high-level body of delegates charged with overseeing progress towards the inaugural European Games, to open up on June 12 in Azerbaijan’s capital city. Commission members received a full briefing on preparations by each Baku...
INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES - COCOM VISIT BAKU ONE LAST TIME

INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES - COCOM VISIT BAKU ONE LAST TIME

Baku, 6th February 2015 – The Baku 2015 organisers are hosting a two-day visit of the EOC Coordination Commission led by chair by Spyros Capralos (GRE). Given its importance, EOC President Patrick Hickey (IRL), EOC Vice President Janez Kocijancic (SLO) and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi (ITA) have joined the team that met BEGOC Chair and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, Sport Minister and...
TURKEY - OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC SPORTS SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT

TURKEY - OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC SPORTS SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT

Istanbul, 4th February 2015 - on the last day of January Uğur Erdener, President of the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) and Yavuz Kocaömer of the Turkish National Paralympic Committee (TNPC) signed an historic agreement to share knowledge and best practice as part of their commitment to boosting the international success of Turkish sport. The agreement, which was signed during a press...

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