DELEGATE MEMBER FOR AUTONOMY PATRICK HICKEY REPORTS TO IOC EB

DELEGATE MEMBER FOR AUTONOMY PATRICK HICKEY REPORTS TO IOC EB

Lausanne, 10th July 2014 – at the recent Executive Board meeting held in the Olympic capital, Delegate Member for Autonomy Patrick Hickey reported on a number of cases related to autonomy and good governance in sport.The watchdog group for autonomy set up by IOC President Thomas Bach, the leadership of which he has entrusted to Hickey, had recently addressed an incident involving the World...
NEW LOOK FOR NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

NEW LOOK FOR NOC OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Vaduz, 9th July 2014 – the Olympic Committee of the small Principality, currently busy with preparations for the next winter EYOF together with the Austrian NOC, has a new look, having changed its name and logo. And the new logo is decidedly princely with a crown over the Olympic Rings, below which is the new name: Liechtenstein Olympic Committee. And with it, the website has been changed too,...
GUIDO DE BONDT AWARDED THE OLYMPIC ORDER

GUIDO DE BONDT AWARDED THE OLYMPIC ORDER

Lausanne, 8th July 2014 - Guido de Bondt one of Belgium's longest serving ambassadors to the Olympic movement was awarded the prestigous "Olympic Order" this afternoon in Lausanne.  A tribute was paid from former IOC President Jacques Rogge who praised his Belgian colleague.   He becameSecretary General in 1992 and stayed in this role until his retirement...
OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

Lausanne, 7th July - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously agreed today that Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)* would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022.The three city race will end at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur on 31st July 2015 2015, when we...
BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

Rome, 7th July 2014 - EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi on Friday welcomed to the EOC headquarters in Rome Azerbaijan's ambassador to Italy Vaqif Sadiqov, accompanied by the embassy's Second Secretary Nasir Mammadov.At the very friendly meeting the two men discussed matters of common interest concerning sport, and first and foremost the promotion of the inaugural European Games dossiers...
NAR MOBILE FIRST OFFICIAL LOCAL PARTNER FOR BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

NAR MOBILE FIRST OFFICIAL LOCAL PARTNER FOR BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, July 3 2014 - Baku 2015 European Games has signed an agreement with Nar Mobile, Azerbaijan's fastest-growing mobile operator, to become the official mobile telecommunications service provider for the event reports the local news agency AzerTAc,The agreement sees Nar Mobile become the first national partner of the inaugural European Games, in a deal which will promote the event extensively...
ITALIAN SIX-MONTH EU PRESIDENCY COMMENCES

ITALIAN SIX-MONTH EU PRESIDENCY COMMENCES

Rome 1st July 2014 – as of today Italy will hold the EU Presidency for the second semester of 2014, taking over from Greece.The press has commented on this presidency saying that Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants a Europe that is more focused on growth and that shows more concern for its citizens, so as to change the image of an EU distant from its people and equated with sacrifice."It...
THE CITY OF LVIV (UKRAINE) WITHDRAWS 2022 CANDIDATURE

THE CITY OF LVIV (UKRAINE) WITHDRAWS 2022 CANDIDATURE

Kiev, 1st July 2014: given the current political and economic condition of the country, the Ukrainian city of Lviv has withdrawn its candidature to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. So announces the IOC in an official press release on the 2022 Games, stating that, "after positive discussions between IOC President Thomas Bach, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and NOC President Sergey...

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