IOC - SPORT COMES TO THE AID OF REFUGEES

IOC - SPORT COMES TO THE AID OF REFUGEES

Lausanne, November 2, 2015 – Five European NOCs – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Slovenia - are already making use of the USD 2 million emergency fund the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made available to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organising programmes to help refugees.The NOC of Austria is working with its five Olympic Centres across the country to initiate...
ANOC - HICKEY REPORTS ON EOC SUCCESSES

ANOC - HICKEY REPORTS ON EOC SUCCESSES

Washington; 30 October 2015 - European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey has updated the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on the successes of the EOC’s 2013-2017 strategic plan. In his address, President Hickey underlined how the EOC is executing its objective of serving the specific needs of Europe’s 50 NOCs across the...
EUROPEAN GAMES CHAMPIONS RECEIVE ANOC AWARDS 2015

EUROPEAN GAMES CHAMPIONS RECEIVE ANOC AWARDS 2015

Washington D.C., October 30, 2015 - Azerbaijani wrestler Togrul Asgarov and Irish boxing star Katie Taylor received ANOC awards for "Best Male and Female Athletes of European Games 2015" last night during the gala dinner of the 20th annual general assembly of the world association.The ceremony took place at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, where the athletes were at...
LITHUANIA –LARGEST MOVE WEEK EVER

LITHUANIA –LARGEST MOVE WEEK EVER

Vilnius, October 29, 2015 - the annual “Move Week” event, organised by Lithuanian National Olympic Committee and the Lithuanian Olympic Academy, has this year attracted a record number of participants, as health promoting events throughout Lithuania brought together more than 65 000 participants.This year “Move Week” became the largest ever held in Lithuania. Some 354...
ANOC - EUROPE READY TO ATTEND THE 20TH  GENERAL ASSEMBLY

ANOC - EUROPE READY TO ATTEND THE 20TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Washington, October 29, 2015 - A strong European delegation is in the USA capital city to attend the  20th annual General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committes that opens up on Thurday 29 October.  EOC President and ANOC Senior Vice President Patrick Hickey (IRL) heads  the European delegation which includes Vice President Janes Kocijancic (SLO), Secretary...
OLYMPICS - UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES OLYMPIC TRUCE FOR RIO 2016

OLYMPICS - UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES OLYMPIC TRUCE FOR RIO 2016

New York, October 27, 2015 - The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday approved a resolution for observance of the Olympic Truce for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next summer. The resolution was supported by 180 out of 193 UN member states.The resolution calls for the Olympic Truce to be respected from seven days before the start of the Olympic Games until seven days...
 2020 YOG – DANKA BARTEKOVA TO CHAIR IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION

2020 YOG – DANKA BARTEKOVA TO CHAIR IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION

Lausanne, October 27, 2015 - The International Olympic Committee announced the composition of the IOC Coordination Commission for Lausanne 2020, the third Winter Youth Olympic Games. President Thomas Bach has appointed as Chair Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova, the youngest IOC Member and Olympic bronze medallist in shooting (skeet) at London 2012.She will lead the experienced team of Commission...
TURKEY WELCOMED FIRST LONG-COURSE TRIATHLON

TURKEY WELCOMED FIRST LONG-COURSE TRIATHLON

Istanbul, October 26, 2015 - Held in 92 cities all around the world every year, Ironman 70.3 was held for the first time to Turkey, at the Gloria Sports Arena in Belek, Antalya, under the name of Gloria Ironman 70.3 Turkey. 1,224 athletes from 60 countries completed the amazing 113km (70.3 miles) course of 1.9km swimming, 90km cycling and 21.1km running. Gloria Hotels & Resorts sponsored...
 INAUGURAL WORLD OLYMPIANS FORUM

INAUGURAL WORLD OLYMPIANS FORUM

Moscow, October 22,2015 - The inaugural World Olympians Forum (WOF) has concluded in Moscow following a highly successful day-long event with a declaration of support for the Olympic Charter signed on behalf of all Olympians.The Forum marked a significant moment in the Olympic calendar with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, IOC President Thomas Bach, World Olympians Association (WOA)...

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