UNICEF AND BAKU 2015 SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT

UNICEF AND BAKU 2015 SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT

Rome, 16 March 2015 – UNICEF and the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee have announced a world-first collaboration that seeks to enrich the lives of young people in Azerbaijan. The agreement gives adolescents a voice on how safe and inclusive sport can benefit their lives, and enhances their role in the development of a social legacy of the Games.The agreement was signed by Mr...
NOC LITHUANIA - 2nd OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL

NOC LITHUANIA - 2nd OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL

Vilnius, 18 March 2015 - The second Olympic Winter Sports Festival was held on 14 - 15 February in Druskininkai, a spa town on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania, close to the borders of Belarus and Poland. The Festival was opened by Lithuanian NOC President Daina Gudzineviciute and the Mayor of Druskininkai, Ricardas Malinauskas, at the Snow Arena. Invited by the NOC of Lithuania, Maxim...
IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY COMMISSION MEETS IN MALDIVES.

IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY COMMISSION MEETS IN MALDIVES.

Mahe (Maldives), 17 March 2015 - EOC President Patrick Hickey (to whom we wish: Happy St Patrick’s Day!) and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi were both at the IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission meeting hosted by the local NOC. Chaired by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the meeting mainly focused on plans for 2017-2020 the allocation of funds for the development of NOCs,...
CONI – “SPORT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE”

CONI – “SPORT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE”

Rome, 16 March 2015 – in view of Rio 2016, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has organised a talk on the subject of the Olympic Truce, this at the behest of Mario Pescante, IOC Member in Italy and the IOC’s permanent UN observer.The talk, held in CONI’s Hall of Honour, brought together Italy’s sports leaders, representatives from the world of politics and academia, and...
ANOTHER CAP FOR IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY DIRECTOR PERE MIRO!

ANOTHER CAP FOR IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY DIRECTOR PERE MIRO!

Lausanne, 13th March 2015 - Pere Miró will become Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement. And this will be a first clear signal of change to NOCs, following the application of Agenda 2020. Pere Miró will continue in his duties as Director for both Olympic Solidarity and the IOC’s NOC Relations Department, a role in which the Olympic Movement has...
EUROPEAN GAMES AT LAST!

EUROPEAN GAMES AT LAST!

Paris, 05 March 2015 – to mark the 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony for the Baku 2015 inaugural European Games, the NOC of France (CNOSF) have published an article on the history of continental games, this over a hundred years after the founder of the Olympic Movement, baron Pierre de Coubertin, expressed the hope they would one day exist. For web surfers who have not seen the...
SARAJEVO & EAST SARAJEVO ON WAY TO 2017 EYOF

SARAJEVO & EAST SARAJEVO ON WAY TO 2017 EYOF

Sarajevo (BIH), 12thMarch 2015 - The Coordination Commission has again visited the host city for the next Winter EYOF, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, between.From 5 to 7 March, COCOM members Liney Halldorsdottir (chair), Leo Kranz, Florin Misca and EYOF Manager Katerina Nycova met representatives of the NOC of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Mayor of East Sarajevo, Vice-Mayor of Sarajevo and...
PRESIDENT HICKEY WELCOMES NOC OF ARMENIA’S EUROPEAN GAMES CONFIRMATION

PRESIDENT HICKEY WELCOMES NOC OF ARMENIA’S EUROPEAN GAMES CONFIRMATION

Rome; 11 March 2015: The National Olympic Committee of Armenia (NOCA) today issued final confirmation of its participation in the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, this June, in an announcement welcomed by European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey. The announcement came after NOCA’s Executive Board officially ratified the decision to accept the...

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