ICELAND - ONGOING 16th GAMES OF SMALL STATES OF EUROPE

ICELAND - ONGOING 16th GAMES OF SMALL STATES OF EUROPE

Reykjvik, June 3, 2015 – On Monday night, a wonderful Opening Ceremony, watched by many TV viewers, officially opened the 16th edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe held for the second time by Icelanders. To avoid surprises from the Icelandic climate, the ceremony took place in Laugardashall sports hall, which will host basketball competitions during the games. NOC President...
GAMES ACADEMY GRADUATES ENROLLED IN BAKU 2015 OPERATIONS

GAMES ACADEMY GRADUATES ENROLLED IN BAKU 2015 OPERATIONS

Baku, May 29, 2015 - Graduates from the Baku 2015 Games Academy this week completed their Graduate Excellence Programme training and will now move into specific roles at the Games venues and operating centres.A total of 188 graduates – 163 from Azerbaijan and 25 from countries across Europe – have taken part in the innovative programme, which has supported the development of...
POLAND’S OLYMPIC PICNIC

POLAND’S OLYMPIC PICNIC

Warsaw, 29 May, 2015 - Close to 30 thousand citizens of Warsaw, but also visitors from other parts of the country and foreigners attended the the 17TH Olympic Picnic, organized last weekend in the capital’s Kepa Potocka Park near the Olympic Center.The event started with the symbolic ceremony of the official unveiling of a sculpture of a swordsman in the Olympic Park ,on the initiative of...
TBILISI 2015 –EYOF FLAME LIT IN ATHENS

TBILISI 2015 –EYOF FLAME LIT IN ATHENS

Athens, 27 May, 2015 - The journey of the Flame to Georgia and to the Tbilisi 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival began yesterday, Georgia Independence Day, when it was lit with the special ritual at the Panathenaic Stadium, in a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee.The Flame was lit by the rays of the sun in the traditional way, in the hands of the High Priestess Katerina...
BAKU 2015 - FULL ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL EUROPEAN GAMES VENUES

BAKU 2015 - FULL ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL EUROPEAN GAMES VENUES

Baku (AZE), May 27, 2015 - all venues for the upcoming European Games will be fully accessible for persons with a disability or impairment - have announced the Baku 2015 organisers. Accessibility has been a priority since the very beginning of the development process for the 18 Games venues; from specific drop-off zones to teams specially trained in mobility assistance, Baku 2015 will meet...
ITALY - PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH RECEIVES GIULIO ONESTI AWARD

ITALY - PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH RECEIVES GIULIO ONESTI AWARD

Rome, May 25, 2015 - Last Friday the Italian capital put on the Olympic rings to welcome IOC President Thomas Bach, who came to receive the "Giulio Onesti" Award from the Foundation created in memory of the founding president of the Italian Olympic Committee. First received by Italy’s President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the IOC President - who was accompanied by the President of...
BAKU 2015 100DAYS2GO AWARD BEST PRIZE GOES TO PORTUGAL AND LITHUANIA.

BAKU 2015 100DAYS2GO AWARD BEST PRIZE GOES TO PORTUGAL AND LITHUANIA.

Rome May 20, 2015 - The selection of the two best promotional initiatives organized by European NOCs on the occasion of 100 Days2Go to Baku 2015 last April 4 was less than easy. The competition was launched by the EOC among its 50 members on occasion of the 100 days countdown to the European Games opening ceremony. The European NOCs responded enthusiastically organizing various activities:...
TURKISH NOC “FANTASTIC HOST TO EOC BELEK MEETINGS” SAID HICKEY

TURKISH NOC “FANTASTIC HOST TO EOC BELEK MEETINGS” SAID HICKEY

Belek, Turkey, May 19, 2015 - President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey has praised the Turkish Olympic Committee for their warm welcome of the European Olympic family last week in Belek, Antalya – announced today the Turkish NOC, who is joining the festivities in Istanbul as thousands of people across Turkey celebrate Youth and Sports Day. The TOC hosted all 50 European...

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