EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC TRIALS – A FIRST TEST FOR THE BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC TRIALS – A FIRST TEST FOR THE BAKU 2015 ORGANISERS

Baku, 3rd June 2014 – the Athletes' Village that will host the participants at the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games in a year's time, yesterday greeted 640 young athletes in the Azeri capital for the European Youth Olympic Trials, the qualifications for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 YOG next August.The 36 competitions on the programme are for the young athletes of Europe aged 16 to 17, and are...
NOC ROMANIA _ ALIN PETRACHE IS NEW PRESIDENT

NOC ROMANIA _ ALIN PETRACHE IS NEW PRESIDENT

Bucharest, 29th May 2014 - Alin Petrache, who is chair of the Romanian Rugby Federation, has been elected president of the NOC. The elections took place at a general assembly, at which he was voted at the first round with 148 votes out of 202, beating the other two contenders Octavian Bellu and Elisabeta Lipă.Aged 37, and onetime captain of the Romanian rugby team, Petrache takes over from...
FRANCE LAUNCHES OPERATION PARIS 2024

FRANCE LAUNCHES OPERATION PARIS 2024

Paris, le 29th May 2014 - all of the French sports leaders gathered last Monday at the CNOSF HQ for the launch of a study aimed at assessing a possible Parisian candidature for the 2024 Olympic Games."This Olympic ambition, the ambition to host once again, in France, that which is the world's greatest sports event ... this ambition excites the French sports movement . But this is not enough. It...
WHO WILL BE AWARDED THE BELGIAN NOC’S ORDER OF MERIT?

WHO WILL BE AWARDED THE BELGIAN NOC’S ORDER OF MERIT?

Brussels, 29th May 2014 – IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge will present the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee Order of Merit next 13th June at the NOC's general assembly, which will be held at the Jacques Brel hall at the Belfius Buildings in the heart of the Belgian capital.Eddy Merckx was the first to receive the COIB Order of merit last year, when the COIB first introduced the...
THE NOC OF SAN MARINO AND THE OLYMPIC FAMILY OF EUROPE MORN FABRIZIO STACCHINI

THE NOC OF SAN MARINO AND THE OLYMPIC FAMILY OF EUROPE MORN FABRIZIO STACCHINI

  San Marino 28th May 2014 – the onetime secretary general of the NOC of San Marino, has died aged 65 in his home town in the little republic at the heart of Italy, after a long illness. Fabrizio Stacchini, who was well known and held in high esteem by all the Olympic Family of Europe and where he had made many friends over the years, was NOC secretary general from 1985 to 2009. A leading...
EOC EC APPOINT NEW 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES COMMISSION

EOC EC APPOINT NEW 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES COMMISSION

Rome, 26th May 2014 - Croatian NOC President and Baku 2015 CoCom Deputy Chair Zlatko Matesa will chair the commission charged with the task of drawing up a set of selection criteria for the host city for the 2019 European Games. The decision was taken by the EOC Executive Committee at its meeting in Nicosia on the eve of the EOC's annual seminar. Together with President Hickey, Matesa has from...
EOC PRESIDENT: AUTONOMY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE “VITAL TO OUR VERY EXISTENCE”

EOC PRESIDENT: AUTONOMY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE “VITAL TO OUR VERY EXISTENCE”

Nicosia, 24 May 2014: The European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey today stressed the importance of autonomy and good governance during a keynote address on the opening day of the EOC Seminar in Nicosia, Cyprus. Addressing delegates at the 2014 Olympic Solidarity Forum – one of two workshops that took place yesterday – President Hickey identified autonomy and good governance...
THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS OPENS 35th EOC SEMINAR

THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS OPENS 35th EOC SEMINAR

Nicosia, 23 May 2014 – The annual seminar of the Association, attended by 170 participants from the 49 NOCs of Europe and a number of invited delegations, opened in Nicosia in the presence of the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades.EOC President Patrick Hickey (IRL) and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi (ITA) opened the seminar, which is again this year run jointly with the Olympic...
 EOC TO GIVE USD 150,000 FUND TO FLOOD-AFFECTED BALKAN STATES

EOC TO GIVE USD 150,000 FUND TO FLOOD-AFFECTED BALKAN STATES

Nicosia, 22 May 2014- The European Olympic Committees (EOC) Executive Committee today granted a relief fund of USD 50,000 to each of the National Olympic Committees of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia following the recent floods in the Western Balkans. The financial aid is to be used to help support sport-related activities affected by the floods, which are the worst to hit the area in...

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