LILLEHAMMER 2016 – OLYMPIC FLAME REACHES NORWAY

LILLEHAMMER 2016 – OLYMPIC FLAME REACHES NORWAY

Alta, January 11, 2016 - The flame for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games has reached Alta in Northern Norway, from where it starts its one-month journey to the opening ceremony on 12 February.The Olympic Torch - which was lit by the sun’s rays in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece - arrived at the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo in December, where celebrations took place.It’s...
WADA - OLIVIER NIGGLI NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

WADA - OLIVIER NIGGLI NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

Montreal, January 8, 2016 - Olivier Niggli is WADA’s new Director General. The announcement made last November by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is effective since January 1.Mr. Niggli, who has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2014, succeeds long-standing Director General, David Howman, who has chosen not to seek a further extension of his mandate with WADA. Mr. Niggli...
EU – NETHERLANDS TAKE OVER EU PRESIDENCY FROM LUXEMBOURG

EU – NETHERLANDS TAKE OVER EU PRESIDENCY FROM LUXEMBOURG

Brussels, January 7th, 2016 – The Netherlands have taken over the 6 monthly EU rotating Presidency from Luxembourg as of January 1, making this the twelfth time, the most recent of which was in 2004.During their semester, the Netherlands will hold all EU Presidency meetings organised by themThe Netherlands, as Luxembourg before them, and Slovakia as of next July, will prepare and chair the...
A New Year message from EOC President Patrick Hickey

A New Year message from EOC President Patrick Hickey

Rome, 02 January 2016. “How do you follow a year like 2015?” is something we will all be asking ourselves at the EOC head office in Rome this week. My answer is to go back to basics and to revisit the EOC’s primary purpose as an organisation: to focus on the specific needs of Europe’s NOCs. Last year was of course the year that Europe added the missing fifth ring to the...
IRELAND - SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015

IRELAND - SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015

Dublin, December 21, 2015 - Katie Taylor was presented with an award for her outstanding Boxing achievements at the Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year awards for 2015 that took place at the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday.Hugely popular in Ireland, Katie, 29, is credited with raising the profile of women's boxing at home and abroad. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her...
12th EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING OF THE EOC EU OFFICE

12th EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING OF THE EOC EU OFFICE

Brussels, December 18, 2015 - the 12th Executive Board meeting of the EOC EU Office took place in Brussels yesterday. Representatives of the EOC (Patrick Hickey, President, and Kikis Lazarides, Treasurer), DOSB (Michael Vesper, CEO) and the Czech Olympic Committee (Roman Kumpost, Director of International Affairs) discussed among other items the budget of the EOC EU Office and the implementation...
UKRAINIAN NOC CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY

UKRAINIAN NOC CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY

Kiev, December 17, 2015 - Celebrations for the NOC of Ukraine’s 25th anniversary took place yesterday at the Kiev National Academic Operetta Theatre, when for a few hours it was turned into a true Olympic stage by world-class sports stars. The event was attended by IOC President Thomas Bach and ANOC President Ahmad Al-Fatah Al-Sabah, who both warmly congratulated the NOC for its...

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