BAKU 2015 APPOINT NEW HEAD OF PROTOCOL

BAKU 2015 APPOINT NEW HEAD OF PROTOCOL

The Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC) has just announced that the well-known expert Paul J Foster has just joined the team as Director of Protocol, which is one of the most delicate aspects of any major sports event. He has extensive knowledge of the Olympic movement, having previously held the position of Head of Protocol, Events and Hospitality at the International Olympic...
AGENDA 2020 – 4 EUROPEAN NOCS PRODUCE JOINT PAPER

AGENDA 2020 – 4 EUROPEAN NOCS PRODUCE JOINT PAPER

Frankfurt, 17th July 2014 – When the IOC calls the NOCs respond. Four European NOCS (Austria, German, Sweden and Switzerland) have sprung into action following the launch of the new President of the IOC's Olympic Agenda 2020.Having joined the working groups for Olympic Agenda 2020, the four NOCs have decided to make a further contribution on a theme they know full well: bidding for an Olympic...
WADA REMINDS NOCS TO AMEND THEIR ANTI-DOPING RULES

WADA REMINDS NOCS TO AMEND THEIR ANTI-DOPING RULES

Montreal, 16th July 2014 – WADA has recently reminded all signatories of the Code, including National Olympic Committees, International Federations, the organisers of major sports events and national anti-doping organisations (NADOs), that they are required to bring their anti-doping regulations in line with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code that will become effective as of next 1st January. The...
SURVEY CONFIRMS OLYMPIC GAMES APPEAL

SURVEY CONFIRMS OLYMPIC GAMES APPEAL

Lausanne, 15th July 2014 – not that we didn't know already that the Olympic Games and the Olympic brand in general are extremely powerful and well-known, but a recent survey conducted on 36,000 people in 16 countries, commissioned by the IOC and done by Kantar Sport (a division of Kantar Media) following Sochi 2014, has confirmed it unequivocally. Indeed, the survey confirms that both summer and...
2014 BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETE WANTED

2014 BEST YOUNG EUROPEAN ATHLETE WANTED

Rome, 14th July 2014 – the 4th Piotr Nurowski Prize for the best young European athlete will be awarded at the 2014 EOC General Assembly next November, and the NOCs of Europe have been invited to let the EOC Secretariat have their candidates within 8th September. The purpose of the Award is to remember the President of the NOC of Poland who died tragically in 2010, and through his example and...
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...

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