2024 OLYMPICS CANDIDATES – THE TOUR EIFFEL IS THE PARIS LOGO

2024 OLYMPICS CANDIDATES – THE TOUR EIFFEL IS THE PARIS LOGO

Paris, February 10, 2016 – The logo of the Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympics was unveiled, last night, February 9, at 20 h 24 very symbolically. Projected onto the Arc de Triomphe, other iconic place of the French capital city, the representation of a polychrome Eiffel Tower also hints at the number 24. At 7 pm, supportive tweets for the Paris 2024 candidature started to appear on the...
EU - GRASSROOTS SPORT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

EU - GRASSROOTS SPORT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Brussels, February 9, 2016 - Niels Nygaard, EOC Executive Committee Member and President of the Danish Olympic Committee, co-chaired the second meeting of the High Level Group on Grassroots Sports, which took place last 22 January in the Belgian capital city.“Grassroots Sports” is to evaluate the place and role of grassroots sport in society and to provide ideas on better EU support....
JOINT MEETING OF 3 OLYMPICS ORGANISERS

JOINT MEETING OF 3 OLYMPICS ORGANISERS

PyeongChang, February 8, 2016 - for the first time, the Organizing Committees for the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Olympic & Paralympic Summer and Winter Games met together in PyeongChang, South Korea last Saturday. As the hosts of three consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games, the three Organizing Committees discussed cooperation and collaboration in an effort to advance the vision of the Olympic...
HUNGARY - GYÖR MAKES READY FOR EYOF 2017

HUNGARY - GYÖR MAKES READY FOR EYOF 2017

Gyor (Hungary), February 3, 2016 - Györ, the city of the 3 rivers, welcomed EOC representative and EYOF Manager Katerina Nycova for a thorough inspection of preparations for the 2017 Summer EYOF from 25 to 27 January. The visit included meetings with the NOC leaders and all directors of departments at the Organizing Committee.The OC has made great progress since the last visit of the EYOF...
ERASMUS + SPORT - FIRST ASSESSMENT

ERASMUS + SPORT - FIRST ASSESSMENT

Brussels, February 2, 2016 - The European Commission has published a report on the first year of implementation of Erasmus+, the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport between 2014 and 2020. The Erasmus+ programme combines seven previous programmes into one single, bigger and more coherent programme structure. With a budget of €14.7 billion over 7 years, the...
EOC PRESIDENT ATTENDED EUROPEAN HANDBALL FINALS IN KRAKOW

EOC PRESIDENT ATTENDED EUROPEAN HANDBALL FINALS IN KRAKOW

Krakov, Poland, February 1, 2016 – The European Handball Championships took place from 15 to 31 January in Krakov, Poland. President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey attended the finals at the weekend. He was welcomed by Jean Brihault, president of the European Handball Federation, and Andrzej Krasnicki, president of the Polish Olympic Committee and EOC Executive...
RIO OLYMPIC FLAME TO PASS THROUGH ATHENS REFUGEE CENTRE

RIO OLYMPIC FLAME TO PASS THROUGH ATHENS REFUGEE CENTRE

Athens - January 29, 2016 - The Hellenic Olympic Committee annual Athletes Event had very special attendees this year, with a three-day visit by an IOC delegation headed by President Thomas Bach, accompanied by Honorary President Jacques Rogge and EOC President Patrick Hickey. During the HOC Athlete Event ceremony, the President of the EOC presented an award to Spyros Gianniotis, 10k open water...
GREECE - IOC VISIT REFUGEE CAMP IN ATHENS

GREECE - IOC VISIT REFUGEE CAMP IN ATHENS

Athens, January 29, 2016 - The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach is in Athens to visit the Open Reception Centre for refugees in Elaionas, Athens. President Bach is accompanied by a Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport appointed by the United Nations Secretary and Honorary IOC President Jacques Rogge.EOC President Patrick Hickey, IOC Executive Board Member...

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