BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETES – GET READY!

BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETES – GET READY!

Rome, January 25, 2016 – With the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games opening in 17 days time, European athletes will have an additional reason to give their best, as excelling in their sport will give them one more opportunity to become candidates for the 2016 Piotr Nurowski Best Young European Athlete Prize, which, it was recently decided, has doubled as of this year to become one for...
 FIRST LADY OF AZERBAIJAN AWARDED EOC ORDER OF MERIT

FIRST LADY OF AZERBAIJAN AWARDED EOC ORDER OF MERIT

Lausanne, January 21, 2016 - European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey today awarded the EOC Order of Merit to the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne in recognition of her work as Chair of the Organising Committee for the inaugural European Games, held in June last year in Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku. The Order of Merit is the...
2016 RIO OLYMPICS - 200 DAYS TO GO

2016 RIO OLYMPICS - 200 DAYS TO GO

Rio de Janeiro, January 21, 2016 – With 200 days to go to the Opening Ceremony, celebrated on January 18, preparations for Rio 2016 Olympic Games enter the home straight - as organizers state in their official website.The basketball arena, the first site unveiled since January 1, and a new sale of tickets are among the first actions this year. The scheduled programme between now and 5...
IRELAND – IOC AWARD TO THREE TIME OLYMPIAN MAEVE KYLE

IRELAND – IOC AWARD TO THREE TIME OLYMPIAN MAEVE KYLE

Dublin, January 20, 2016 - Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland presented three time Olympian hockey player Maeve Kyle OBE with an International Olympic Committee “Women and Sport Achievement Diploma” in recognition of her outstanding contribution to promoting women in and through sport. The Diploma is signed by IOC President Thomas Bach.Kyle née Shankey...
SAN MARINO – SPORT GALA AND 500 DAYS TO SMALL STATES GAMES

SAN MARINO – SPORT GALA AND 500 DAYS TO SMALL STATES GAMES

San Marino, January 19, 2016 – With 500 days to the XVII Games of the Small States of Europe’s Opening Ceremony in San Marino next year, the organisers took stake of the Best Athlete Gala organised by the NOC to present the games and send out official invitations to the EOC officials and participants. Alessandra Perilli, world champion in shooting, is the Titan Rock’s 2015...
2016 THE YEAR OF REFUGEES

2016 THE YEAR OF REFUGEES

Monaco, January 19, 2016 - The Olympic year of 2016 will also be the year of refugees. Not just in Europe, where hundreds of thousands of migrants have sought asylum over the last months, but all over the world – The Peace&Sport organisation reminds through its president Joël Bouzou, commenting that news topics often influence scheduled events in the calendar year.The Monte-Carlo...
PORTUGAL - THOUSAND KILOMETRES TO PROMOTE OLYMPISM

PORTUGAL - THOUSAND KILOMETRES TO PROMOTE OLYMPISM

Lisbon, January 15, 2016 - the II Relay Call for the VII edition of Quelfes Games started on 7th January. The Quelfes Games are an event directed at the 1st cycle of basic education in Portugal, where sport is addressed as a facilitator for learning ethical content and as a personal and social development engine.The VII Quelfes Games will take place between 9 and 23 April 2016 in a number of...
TURKEY - ERZURUM WELCOMES SPORTS, OLYMPIC CULTURE AND EDUCATION PROJECT

TURKEY - ERZURUM WELCOMES SPORTS, OLYMPIC CULTURE AND EDUCATION PROJECT

Istanbul, January 14, 2016 – in Erzurum this week, the Turkish Olympic Committee is holding its interactive presentations for the Sports, Olympic Culture and Education Project (Oli) – a long-standing project, this year staged in the host city for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival.The Sports, Olympic Culture and Education Project presentations are vital in terms of helping...
EOC OLYMPIC CULTURE & LEGACY COMMISSION MEETS IN FINLAND

EOC OLYMPIC CULTURE & LEGACY COMMISSION MEETS IN FINLAND

Helsinki, January 13, 2016 – The EOC Olympic Culture and Legacy Commission gathered yesterday in the Finnish capital for their annual meeting, invited by chair Susanna Rahkamo, who is also the Finnish NOC’s Vice President.Welcomed by NOC International Relations Director Hilkka Laitinen, members Ömür Dugan (TUR), Georgios Korellis (CYP), Flemming Knudsen (DEN), Athletes...

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