APRIL 6: THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

APRIL 6: THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

Rome, April 6, 2016 – we learn from Peace&Sport, the organisation in Monaco chaired by Joel Bouzou and under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, that this year some 115 different events are being organised all over Europe within the framework of the UN International Day of Sport for Development. Sport has shown itself to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace...
GEORGIA - MEDIA SEMINAR

GEORGIA - MEDIA SEMINAR

Tbilisi, April 6, 2016 - On April 1-3, the National Olympic Committee of Georgia organised, under the auspices of IOC Olympic Solidarity, an international media seminar in Borjomi, in the mountain range district in Southern Georgia well known for its mineral water springs. The seminar was aimed at informing sports media attending Rio de Janeiro Olympics on topical issues, such as the...
EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM ANOC FOR IOC POSITION

EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM ANOC FOR IOC POSITION

Rome, 5 April 2016 - EOC President Patrick Hickey has received the unanimous approval of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Executive Council to act as their representative on the IOC Executive Board for another term. Hickey, who is Senior Vice-President at ANOC, has been on the IOC Executive Board since 2012.At August’s IOC Session ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,...
WADA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO MANAGEMENT TEAM

WADA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO MANAGEMENT TEAM

Montreal, April 5, 2016 - The World Anti-Doping Agency’s changes to its management structure concern Robert Koehler and Frédéric Donzé.Frédéric Donzé, a good friend of the EOC and regular speaker at all European meetings in his capacity as Director of WADA’s European Regional Office and International Federation Relations in Lausanne, has been...
ICMG - PORTUGAL TO TARRAGONA MEDITERRANEAN GAMES?

ICMG - PORTUGAL TO TARRAGONA MEDITERRANEAN GAMES?

Tarragona, April 4, 2016 - The International Committee of Mediterranean Games paid a visit to the Spanish Golden Riviera from March 30 to April 1, to check progress for the preparation of the 18th Mediterranean Games in 2017. At the press conference that closed the tour, ICMG President Amar Addadi underlined his great satisfaction for the work done by the Organizing Committee, adding that "the...
EOC - OLYMPIC CULTURE AND LEGACY COMMISSION’S BIG JOB

EOC - OLYMPIC CULTURE AND LEGACY COMMISSION’S BIG JOB

Helsinki, April 1, 2016 – The Olympic Culture and Legacy Commission met to focus further on the outcome of the activities planned for 2016. On March 15, chair Susanna Rahkamo (FIN) gathered the members in a virtual meeting using Google Hangout, in order to familiarize with the tool that could possibly be used for e-learning and lecturing. One of the commission‘s main aims is to...
STRONG GROWTH OF FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN IOC COMMISSIONS

STRONG GROWTH OF FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN IOC COMMISSIONS

Lausanne, March 31, 2016 –With a 60 per cent increase in less than three years, women now make up over one-third of IOC Commission Members – the IOC note in publishing the 2016 updated list of its Commissions.The milestone is a direct result of the reforms brought in with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The Commission...
ANDORRA TO HOST THE FIRST SENIORS SPORTS GAMES

ANDORRA TO HOST THE FIRST SENIORS SPORTS GAMES

Andorra la Vella, March 30, 2016 - The Olympic Committee of Andorra will this summer host the first edition of Sports Games for the Elderly, in collaboration with the government, municipalities and the Senior Andorrans Federation. A presentation of the event took place at the Escaldes Engordany retirement home, the other municipality of the small Principality nestled in the Pyrenees in Catalan...

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