MINSK – CLEAN & GREEN CITY THAT LOVES SPORT!

MINSK – CLEAN & GREEN CITY THAT LOVES SPORT!

Minsk, 5th June 2014 - the Capital of Belarus, candidate for the 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival, is an unbelievably clean and green city and sports facilities and action everywhere! This is the impression of the members of the 2019 EYOF Evaluation Commission, Jozef Liba, Guro Lium and Katerina Nycova, who visited Minsk last 26 and 28 May. Apart of the recently finished Ice Hockey...
NOC OF SPAIN: KING JUAN CARLOS HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE TO SPORT

NOC OF SPAIN: KING JUAN CARLOS HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE TO SPORT

Madrid, 4th June 2014 – NOC President Alejandro Blanco commented on how Juan Carlos has always closely followed sport, "often calling, above all when we didn't win", states the official website in reporting the abdication of the king of Spain in favour of his son Felipe. "His majesty has always been close to the athletes especially when it was necessary", remembers Blanco, who that same day was...
2014 RUSSIAN OLYMPIC BALL  - ATTENDED BY ALEXANDER ZHUKOV, RECENTLY RE-ELECTED RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

2014 RUSSIAN OLYMPIC BALL - ATTENDED BY ALEXANDER ZHUKOV, RECENTLY RE-ELECTED RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

Moscow, 4th June 2014 - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov, who was re-elected unanimously for a second term last week, attended the annual "Russian Olympic Ball - 2014" ceremony, which this year was dedicated to the successful performance of the Russian Olympic team at the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi. Hosted at the State Kremlin Palace on Friday 30th May, the...
CONI – OLYMPIC STADIUM WELCOMES POPE FRANCIS

CONI – OLYMPIC STADIUM WELCOMES POPE FRANCIS

Rome, 3rd June 2014 – a week ahead of the celebrations for CONI's centenary, Giovanni Malagò welcomed Pope Francis at the Olympic Stadium in the Italian capital on Sunday afternoon, for a huge Catholic Church rally.This is the fourth time a Pope has entered the stadium, Francis having been preceded by John Paul II, who went to the Italian capital's football temple as many as three times: in 1984...
EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC TRIALS – A FIRST TEST FOR THE BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC TRIALS – A FIRST TEST FOR THE BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

Baku, 3rd June 2014 – the Athletes' Village that will host the participants at the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games in a year's time, yesterday greeted 640 young athletes in the Azeri capital for the European Youth Olympic Trials, the qualifications for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 YOG next August.The 36 competitions on the programme are for the young athletes of Europe aged 16 to 17, and are...
NOC ROMANIA _ ALIN PETRACHE IS NEW PRESIDENT

NOC ROMANIA _ ALIN PETRACHE IS NEW PRESIDENT

Bucharest, 29th May 2014 - Alin Petrache, who is chair of the Romanian Rugby Federation, has been elected president of the NOC. The elections took place at a general assembly, at which he was voted at the first round with 148 votes out of 202, beating the other two contenders Octavian Bellu and Elisabeta Lipă.Aged 37, and onetime captain of the Romanian rugby team, Petrache takes over from...
FRANCE LAUNCHES OPERATION PARIS 2024

FRANCE LAUNCHES OPERATION PARIS 2024

Paris, le 29th May 2014 - all of the French sports leaders gathered last Monday at the CNOSF HQ for the launch of a study aimed at assessing a possible Parisian candidature for the 2024 Olympic Games."This Olympic ambition, the ambition to host once again, in France, that which is the world's greatest sports event ... this ambition excites the French sports movement . But this is not enough. It...
WHO WILL BE AWARDED THE BELGIAN NOC’S ORDER OF MERIT?

WHO WILL BE AWARDED THE BELGIAN NOC’S ORDER OF MERIT?

Brussels, 29th May 2014 – IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge will present the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee Order of Merit next 13th June at the NOC's general assembly, which will be held at the Jacques Brel hall at the Belfius Buildings in the heart of the Belgian capital.Eddy Merckx was the first to receive the COIB Order of merit last year, when the COIB first introduced the...
THE NOC OF SAN MARINO AND THE OLYMPIC FAMILY OF EUROPE MORN FABRIZIO STACCHINI

THE NOC OF SAN MARINO AND THE OLYMPIC FAMILY OF EUROPE MORN FABRIZIO STACCHINI

  San Marino 28th May 2014 – the onetime secretary general of the NOC of San Marino, has died aged 65 in his home town in the little republic at the heart of Italy, after a long illness. Fabrizio Stacchini, who was well known and held in high esteem by all the Olympic Family of Europe and where he had made many friends over the years, was NOC secretary general from 1985 to 2009. A leading...

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