2015 WINTER EYOF THE FESTIVAL BEGINS

2015 WINTER EYOF THE FESTIVAL BEGINS

The 12th European Youth Olympic Festival opened with an amazing and moving show at the Montafon Nordic Zentrum in Tschagguns, the heart of this event in the middle of the Alps that will last until Friday. Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and Austria’s Federal President Heinz Fischer spoke the ritual words: “The Festival is officially declared open!” - an...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES AT DAVOS FORUM

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES AT DAVOS FORUM

Davos, 23rd January 2015 - The Azerbaijani government and Baku 2015 European Games, led by President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Youth and Sports and Baku 2015 CEO Azad Rahimov, made a strong impression at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The delegation worked to promote the inaugural European Games, to be held in Baku on 12-28 June 2015, and highlight the positive impact...
ANOC TOOLKIT TO HELP ATHLETES’ COMMISSIONS

ANOC TOOLKIT TO HELP ATHLETES’ COMMISSIONS

Lausanne, 22nd January 2015 - ANOC has recently launched its Athletes’ Commission toolkit. The toolkit is a key element of the ANOC Athletes’ Commission’s action plan which aims to increase communications with NOCs and provide more detailed guidelines on the establishment, governance and membership structures of Athletes’ Commissions.The toolkit will be readily made...
THE 2015 WINTER EYOF TORCH RELAY HAS BEGUN

THE 2015 WINTER EYOF TORCH RELAY HAS BEGUN

Vorarlberg, 22nd January 2015 – after arriving in the Alps inside a special safety container carried by the Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein delegation, the Olympic Flame has started its trip towards the Winter EYOF sites.For the first time in history Greece had handed the Olympic Flame to two hosting countries delegations represented by Peter Mennel and Leo Kranz, who then transferred it to...
EOC’S FIRST MEETING AT ANOC HQ

EOC’S FIRST MEETING AT ANOC HQ

Lausanne, 20 January 2015 – continuing a well-established tradition, the EOC Executive Committee has today held its first meeting of the year in Lausanne, the Olympic capital. And for the first time the meeting took place at the elegant new ANOC headquarters, much admired by the leaders of the EOC. Chaired by Patrick Hickey, the Executive Committee discussed the many issues of concern to...
2015 WINTER EYOF - FROM GREECE THE FLAME FLIES TO THE ALPS

2015 WINTER EYOF - FROM GREECE THE FLAME FLIES TO THE ALPS

Athens, 19th January 2015 - during the traditional ceremony organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Flame for the "Vorarlberg & Liechtenstein 2015" Winter European Youth Olympic Festival was lit at the Panathenaic Stadium on Sunday.The High Priestess Katerina Lehou handed the flame lit by the sun to the first Torchbearer, ski champion Panagiotis Papapanagiotou. A chorus of 20...
BAKU EUROPEAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS WILL BE KNOWN AS FLAMEKEEPERS

BAKU EUROPEAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS WILL BE KNOWN AS FLAMEKEEPERS

Baku, 15th January 2015 – Recruitment for Games volunteers is underway and more than 16,000 hopefuls have already applied online for selection. Baku 2015 will recruit 12,500 volunteers by the time the Games begin on 12 June, and is conducting hundreds of interviews on a weekly basis.Volunteers at the inaugural European Games will be known as Flamekeepers.The name reflects the volunteers' central...
”ALBANIA IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES” BEST VIDEO CONTEST

”ALBANIA IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES” BEST VIDEO CONTEST

Tirana, 15th January – The NOC of Albania in cooperation with the Children's Cultural Center of the city of Durres, Albania's main port, organized a competition for the "Albania in the Olympic Games" Best Video, aimed to incite the students into gathering information about the Olympic Movement in Albania and presenting it in the form of a video. The contest took place in 2 phases. In the first...
HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS AWARD CEREMONY

HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS AWARD CEREMONY

Athens, 14th January 2015 – at a bright ceremony, the Hellenic Olympic Committee has this week awarded prizes to athletes, sports personalities, organizations and institutions for their contribution to sport and Olympism. Apostolos Christou (swimming) and Athina Maria Aggelopoulou (rowing) were awarded a prize for their silver medals at the Youth Olympic Games "Nanjing 2014", and Marios...

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