IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION VISITS RIO FOR THE LAST INSPECTION

IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION VISITS RIO FOR THE LAST INSPECTION

Rio de Janeiro, April 13, 2016 – EOC President Patrick Hickey in his role as IOC Executive Member and Member of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Rio Olympic Games is in Rio with the IOC CoComm for their last inspection before the Games.This is the 10th visit to Rio of the IOC CoCom. They have a very busy schedule.Hickey together with two of his colleagues Willi Kaltschmitt (IOC...
LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR RIO 2016 APPROACHES

LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR RIO 2016 APPROACHES

Athens, April 13, 2016 - the Hellenic Olympic Committee is busy preparing the Rio 2016 lighting ceremony, the top event that officially starts the final run-up to the Olympic Games, which will take place in Ancient Olympia next 21 April. This week, HOC president Spyros Capralos announced the programme for the Lighting Ceremony, and the Flame’s 7-day trip within Greece, ahead of the...
UKRAINE - EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALLIST BEST ATHLETE AT NATIONAL OSCARS

UKRAINE - EUROPEAN GAMES SILVER MEDALLIST BEST ATHLETE AT NATIONAL OSCARS

Kiev, April 11, 2016 - European Games wrestling silver medallist Zhan Belenyuk was the best athlete awardee at the 10th annual ‘Heroes of Sports Year’ Ceremony - one of the main sport celebrations in the country, organized jointly by the National Olympic Committee and the Ukraine Youth and Sport Ministry in the Ukrainian capital. Best athletes of the year: Zhan Belenyuk (Greco-Roman...
EOC EVALUATION COMMISSION VISIT 2021 WINTER EYOF CANDIDATE

EOC EVALUATION COMMISSION VISIT 2021 WINTER EYOF CANDIDATE

Vuokatti (Finland), April 11, 2016 - The EOC Evaluation Commission have visited the 2021 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival candidate, Vuokatti-Ruka, Finland. After having hosted a winter EYOF in Vuokatti in 2001 and a summer EYOF in 2009 in Tampere, the Finns are back with their candidacy of Vuokatti together with Ruka for 2021.The Evaluation Commission spent three working days with the...
THE NEW OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE

THE NEW OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE

Lausanne, April 8, 2016 - the Olympic International Committee has today published the new version of the Olympic Movement Medical Code, in force as from 31 March 2016. It replaces the current one applied since 1 October 2009. The new version of the OMMC conforms with IOC ethical standards, and applies to theOlympic Games, beginning with Rio 2016. It will help doctors protect the health of...
APRIL 6: THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

APRIL 6: THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

Rome, April 6, 2016 – we learn from Peace&Sport, the organisation in Monaco chaired by Joel Bouzou and under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, that this year some 115 different events are being organised all over Europe within the framework of the UN International Day of Sport for Development. Sport has shown itself to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace...
GEORGIA - MEDIA SEMINAR

GEORGIA - MEDIA SEMINAR

Tbilisi, April 6, 2016 - On April 1-3, the National Olympic Committee of Georgia organised, under the auspices of IOC Olympic Solidarity, an international media seminar in Borjomi, in the mountain range district in Southern Georgia well known for its mineral water springs. The seminar was aimed at informing sports media attending Rio de Janeiro Olympics on topical issues, such as the...
EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM ANOC FOR IOC POSITION

EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM ANOC FOR IOC POSITION

Rome, 5 April 2016 - EOC President Patrick Hickey has received the unanimous approval of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Executive Council to act as their representative on the IOC Executive Board for another term. Hickey, who is Senior Vice-President at ANOC, has been on the IOC Executive Board since 2012.At August’s IOC Session ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,...

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