WADA THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION SYMPOSIUM

WADA THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION SYMPOSIUM

Paris, 30 October 2014 - the 3rd Symposium on the topic of Therapeutic Use Exemptions has been hosted at the French Olympic and Sport Committee last 23/24 October in the French capital city.Dr. Klaus Steinbach (GER), chair of the EOC Medical and Scientific commission and Baku 2015 European Games Medical Officer, was among the participants.Following successful symposia in Bonn (2005) and...
FRANCOPHONE SPORTS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

FRANCOPHONE SPORTS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

Paris, October 29, 2014 - As part of a cooperation programme between the French NOC and the World Francophone Organization, a contingent of young Francophone volunteers is preparing to go on a mission, from mid-November 2014, to half a dozen national Olympic committees. This project in favour of linguistic diversity in international sport was launched by the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF),...
EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT UNITED STATES

EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT UNITED STATES

New York, 24 October 2014 - Minister Azad Rahimov, Baku 2015 European Games Chief Executive Officer and Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sport, gave a speech on 'Sport for Development and Peace' to the United Nations 69th General Assembly, where the IOC, that holds an Observer seat, was represented by Mario Pescante, chair of the International Relations Commission and Honorary President of the...
IOC – PROVISIONAL RECOGNITION GRANTED TO KOSOVO OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

IOC – PROVISIONAL RECOGNITION GRANTED TO KOSOVO OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Lausanne, 24 October 2014 – At its meeting in Montreux yesterday, the IOC Executive Board granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee, further proposing that the NOC be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session, to be held in December in Monaco.The EB noted that the NOC of Kosovo has met the requirements for recognition as outlined in the Olympic Charter. These include...
EUROPEAN GAMES OFFER QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 11 SPORTS IN RIO 2016 OLYMPICS.

EUROPEAN GAMES OFFER QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 11 SPORTS IN RIO 2016 OLYMPICS.

Baku, 23 October 2014 – with the Organising Committee recently confirming that the Baku 2015 European Games will also offer Boxing and Wrestling qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, now a total of 11 sports out of the 20 in the Baku 2015 programme offer athletes the chance to begin their journey to Rio 2016 qualification.The 11 sports now offering Rio 2016 qualification...
EU - SPORT ADDED TO COMMISSIONER NAVRACSICS’S PORTFOLIO

EU - SPORT ADDED TO COMMISSIONER NAVRACSICS’S PORTFOLIO

Brussels, 22 October 2014 – During his speech ahead of the European Parliament's vote on the college of Commissioners, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission's president-elect, today announced that sport has been added to the portfolio of Mr Tibor Navracsics (now entitled "Education, Culture, Youth and Sport").This prompted a positive reaction from EOC President Patrick Hickey, who said:...
EUROPEAN SPORT LEADERS MEET IN ROME

EUROPEAN SPORT LEADERS MEET IN ROME

Rome, 23 October 2014 – The EU sports ministers had an informal meeting at the Farnesina – the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – within the context of the Italian EU semester presidency last Monday. Discussions included issues such as education through sport, and sport as a tool for integration and peaceful coexistence. Italy was represented by Graziano Delrio, the Deputy Minister in...
IRELAND - FIRST SELECTIONS FOR INAUGURAL BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

IRELAND - FIRST SELECTIONS FOR INAUGURAL BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Dublin, 22 October 2014 - At the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee Meeting on Monday 20th October 2014 the first ever selections were made for the Inaugural European Games in Baku 2015.The honour of being the first five athletes selected goes to the sports of Boxing and Wrestling. The five athletes selected are:- Women's Boxing : Katie Taylor, 60Kg - Michaela Walsh, 54Kg - Ciara...
RIO 2016 SEEKS 5,000 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

RIO 2016 SEEKS 5,000 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Rio de Janeiro, 22 October 2014 - Of the 70,000 volunteers needed, about 5,000 are need to be healthcare professionals, providing opportunities for doctors, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and technicians in various fields. Registration is open until 15 November, so don't miss out if you want to play your part in the world's biggest sporting event, register right now! - informs...

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