OLYMPIC DAY 2014

OLYMPIC DAY 2014

Kiev, 23rd June 2014 - the Olympic Day each year recalls the constitution of the International Olympic Committee in Paris on 23rd June 1894, thanks to Baron Pierre de Coubertin. And this year too, like in the past, NOCs across Europe have celebrated the Olympic Day with various events.Of particular significance were those organised last weekend in the Ukrainian capital, in the name of peace and...
AZERBAIJANI FIRST LADY RECEIVES IOA OLYMPIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

AZERBAIJANI FIRST LADY RECEIVES IOA OLYMPIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

Athens, June 19 2014 – the Azerbaijani First Lady, Mehriban Aliyeva, also president of the Organising Committee (BEGOC) for the Baku 2015 European Games, earlier this week received the Olympic Excellence award from the International Olympic Academy in Athens.The First Lady was presented the award at the 54th Session of the International Olympic Academy in the Greek capital, by Isidoros Kouvelos,...
BELARUSIAN HANDBALL LEGEND SPARTAK MIRANOVICH AWARDED "SPORT - SCHOOL OF LIFE" IOC PRIZE

BELARUSIAN HANDBALL LEGEND SPARTAK MIRANOVICH AWARDED "SPORT - SCHOOL OF LIFE" IOC PRIZE

Minsk, 19th June 2014 – the legendary Belarus handball coach Spartak Miranovich has been awarded the IOC "Sport - School of Life" prize, established by the International Olympic Committee on occasion of the 150th anniversary of Pierre de Coubertin's birth. The award ceremony took place on June 15, 2014 in Minsk during the qualifying IHF 2015 World Championship match between Belarus and...
UN SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS IOC HQ

UN SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS IOC HQ

Lausanne, 19th June 2014 – IOC President Thomas Bach on tuesday greeted a UN delegation led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who was accompanied by Michael Moller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and UNECE Acting Executive Secretary, and Wilfried Lemke, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.IOC Executive Board members...
BRASOV (ROU) AND LAUSANNE (SUI) CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2020 WINTER YOG

BRASOV (ROU) AND LAUSANNE (SUI) CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2020 WINTER YOG

Lausanne, 18th June 2014 - The International Olympic Committee today announced that it has received the candidature files of two candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Brasov (ROM) and Lausanne (SUI). The two cities had both submitted their applications to host the 3rd edition of the Winter YOG by the 28 November deadline.The YOG 2020 Evaluation Commission,...
THE 6TH IWG WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN AND SPORT: ”LEAD THE CHANGE – BE THE CHANGE”

THE 6TH IWG WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN AND SPORT: ”LEAD THE CHANGE – BE THE CHANGE”

Helsinki, 18th June, 2014 - More than 800 participants from nearly 100 countries attended the conference, which was organized by the International Working Group on Women and Sport, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), under the patronage of UNESCO and many international and regional organizations, among which the European...
OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 – WORKING GROUPS KICK OFF THIS WEEK

OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 – WORKING GROUPS KICK OFF THIS WEEK

Lausanne, 17th June 2014 - The 14 Working Groups – 8 of which chaired by Europeans - will meet this week in Lausanne with the aim of helping frame some of the key recommendations for the Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.On the agenda, a chance to discuss in detail the proposals made by the Olympic Movement, the world of sport and individual members...
PARTNERS AND VOLUNTEERS – TWO IMPORTANT PILLARS FOR THE EUROPEAN GAMES

PARTNERS AND VOLUNTEERS – TWO IMPORTANT PILLARS FOR THE EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, 16th June 2014 – following the gala event for the One Year to Go to Baku 2015, it was back to business in the capital of Azerbaijan. With the new website now up and running, the organisers are at this stage moving forward at full speed on all fronts, and in particular in two highly important sectors, which are at the heart of the success of every Games: marketing and volunteers.Having...

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