ISRAELI NOC HAS A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

ISRAELI NOC HAS A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

Tel Aviv, 30th June 2014 - the director of Israel's Elite Sport Department Gili Lustig has been chosen to succeed Efraim Zinger in one of the most influential roles in Israeli sport.With a twenty year career behind him, Zinger, better known as Ziggy, is a well-known and appreciated sports leader all over Europe, having been the one who helped the Israeli NOC enter the European Association in...
EU-TRIO PRESIDENCY PROGRAMME RELEVANCE FOR SPORT

EU-TRIO PRESIDENCY PROGRAMME RELEVANCE FOR SPORT

Brussels, 26th June 2014 - Italy is taking over the EU presidency from Greece next Tuesday 1st July, and by then the new "Trio" - the Italian, and future Latvian and Luxembourg Presidencies - will be officially in place.The 18 month programme of the EU Council, prepared by the Trio and the High Representative, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Council is now settled.The three Presidencies will make...
OLYMPIC CHAMPION MICHAEL JOHNSON VISITS BAKU 2015 HEADQUARTERS

OLYMPIC CHAMPION MICHAEL JOHNSON VISITS BAKU 2015 HEADQUARTERS

Baku, 25th June 2014 - Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson was in Baku this week to meet aspiring young Azerbaijani athletes and take part in the Olympic Day celebrations on Baku Boulevard on Monday 23rd June, the AzerTag news agency reports.Johnson, an ambassador for BP in Azerbaijan – which is one of Baku 2015's Official Partners – visited the Baku 2015 European Games Operation...
THE GERMAN NOC MOVED

THE GERMAN NOC MOVED

Frankfurt/Main (GER), 23rd June 2014 - whilst their headquarters are being renovated, the DOSB, the NOC of Germany, after having exceptionally closed from 19th to 23rd June, are moving into temporary premises in Neu-Isenburg just 10 kilometres away. Work on the HQ at12 de Otto-Fleck in Frankfurt is expected to last about two years. The email addresses and phone numbers will however remain the...
OLYMPIC DAY 2014

OLYMPIC DAY 2014

Kiev, 23rd June 2014 - the Olympic Day each year recalls the constitution of the International Olympic Committee in Paris on 23rd June 1894, thanks to Baron Pierre de Coubertin. And this year too, like in the past, NOCs across Europe have celebrated the Olympic Day with various events.Of particular significance were those organised last weekend in the Ukrainian capital, in the name of peace and...
AZERBAIJANI FIRST LADY RECEIVES IOA OLYMPIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

AZERBAIJANI FIRST LADY RECEIVES IOA OLYMPIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

Athens, June 19 2014 – the Azerbaijani First Lady, Mehriban Aliyeva, also president of the Organising Committee (BEGOC) for the Baku 2015 European Games, earlier this week received the Olympic Excellence award from the International Olympic Academy in Athens.The First Lady was presented the award at the 54th Session of the International Olympic Academy in the Greek capital, by Isidoros Kouvelos,...
BELARUSIAN HANDBALL LEGEND SPARTAK MIRANOVICH AWARDED "SPORT - SCHOOL OF LIFE" IOC PRIZE

BELARUSIAN HANDBALL LEGEND SPARTAK MIRANOVICH AWARDED "SPORT - SCHOOL OF LIFE" IOC PRIZE

Minsk, 19th June 2014 – the legendary Belarus handball coach Spartak Miranovich has been awarded the IOC "Sport - School of Life" prize, established by the International Olympic Committee on occasion of the 150th anniversary of Pierre de Coubertin's birth. The award ceremony took place on June 15, 2014 in Minsk during the qualifying IHF 2015 World Championship match between Belarus and...
UN SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS IOC HQ

UN SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS IOC HQ

Lausanne, 19th June 2014 – IOC President Thomas Bach on tuesday greeted a UN delegation led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who was accompanied by Michael Moller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and UNECE Acting Executive Secretary, and Wilfried Lemke, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.IOC Executive Board members...

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