PORTUGAL - SETUBAL EUROPEAN CITY OF SPORT 2016

PORTUGAL - SETUBAL EUROPEAN CITY OF SPORT 2016

Lisbon, May 3, 2016 - The Olympic Exhibition "Olympic Games: Memories and Wins from Portugal" was inaugurated this Saturday in Setúbal. This was another initiative framed in the "Setubal European City of Sport 2016" and organized by the Olympic Committee of Portugal, in collaboration with the Municipality of Setúbal. The ceremony was attended by about 140 people, several Olympic...
OLYMPIC FLAME ON ROUTE FOR BRASILIA

OLYMPIC FLAME ON ROUTE FOR BRASILIA

Rio de Janeiro, May 2, 2016 - The Olympic flame is on its way to Brasilia. After being lit on 21 April in Ancient Olympia, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Torch was taken on a short tour of Greece, including through the Eleonas refugee camp, prior to a ceremony at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens and a stopover in Switzerland, where it went on display at the United Nations in Geneva, and at the...
MINSK HOSTS TWO EOC DELEGATIONS

MINSK HOSTS TWO EOC DELEGATIONS

Minsk, April 28, 2016 - The EOC Olympic Games Commission held its annual meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on 21 April, invited by its chair George Katulin. The Members - Martin Doktor (CZE), Jeroen Bijl (NED), Bjorn Sigurd Sommerfeldt (NOR), Adam Krzesiński (POL), Victor Fonseca Da Mota (POR), Eros Bologna (SMR) and EOC Athlete representative Alessandra Sensini (ITA) - met at the NOC...
ISRAEL – “HAND ON HAND” DAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC VALUES

ISRAEL – “HAND ON HAND” DAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC VALUES

Tel Aviv, April 29, 2016 - the first Olympic "Hand in Hand" Day, organised by the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, took place at the beginning of April in honour of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. With the "Olympic Values Education Program" the Israeli Olympic Committee has involved 6’000 students from 60 schools across Israel, and 150 students from 3...
EUROPEAN ATHLETES AND EU INSTITUTIONS:  INPUT OF ELECTED ATHLETES IS ESSENTIAL FOR EU POLICY MAKING

EUROPEAN ATHLETES AND EU INSTITUTIONS: INPUT OF ELECTED ATHLETES IS ESSENTIAL FOR EU POLICY MAKING

Brussels, April 27, 2016 - On 25 and 26 April, the EOC EU Office in Brussels organised a two-day Seminar for Olympic Athletes’ Commissions. European athletes’ representatives from the Olympic Movement, led by IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Claudia Bokel (GER) and EOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Jean-Michel Saive (BEL), attended the Seminar in Brussels to discuss challenges...
100 DAYS TO GO TO RIO 2016 – THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGINS!

100 DAYS TO GO TO RIO 2016 – THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGINS!

Rome, April 27, 2016. – Today marks 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games, with celebrations organised all over the world by Olympic stakeholders, and in particular by National Olympic Committees, who take advantage of this very special day when to disclose their official uniforms, the name of their flag bearer or their chances in the medal chart. The final...
NEW EMBLEMS FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

NEW EMBLEMS FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

Tokyo, April 25, 2016 - Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.” The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of Tokyo, and for its representation of the spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Vision. Chequered patterns have been...
IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY SUPPORTS MEMOS 2016

IOC OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY SUPPORTS MEMOS 2016

Lausanne, April 21, 2016 - Once again, IOC Olympic Solidarity will offer support to NOC candidates admitted to the 2016 MEMOS Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management. The Mission of MEMOS, which is organised by the Belgian University of Louvain, is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies to develop the knowledge and skills required to better manage...
RIO 2016 OLYMPIC FLAME IS BURNING

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC FLAME IS BURNING

Athens, April 21, 2016 - The Olympic flame of the Rio 2016 Games is burning in Greece, birthplace of the Olympic Movement. Under an atmosphere of great excitement, the lighting ceremony took place today at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, during the symbolic ritual that evoked the traditions of the ancient Games held in Greece and starred 29 priests and 13 dancers. The President of the Greek...

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