Olympic Day celebrated across globe.

Olympic Day celebrated across globe.

This year too, the 49 European NOCs have enthusiastically responded to the traditional rendezvous of 23 June – the great Olympic festivity for the celebration of the foundation of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has chosen this date to inaugurate the new building next to its HQ on the shores of Lake Leman, event that took place in the presence of President Rogge and several...
Spain – Alejandro Blanco awarded the Order of Merit for Sport Medal of Honour

Spain – Alejandro Blanco awarded the Order of Merit for Sport Medal of Honour

Alejandro Blanco, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee and member of the EOC Executive Committee was awarded the “Order of Merit for Sport” Medal of Honour by Mercedes Cabrera, the Spanish Minister for Education, Social Policies and Sport, during a ceremony that took place at the Council for Sport in Madrid last 27 May. This distinction comes as recompense for Mr. Blanco’s brilliant...
Sorrento an Olympic city for two days.

Sorrento an Olympic city for two days.

This famous little town near Naples, that is so well known to tourists across the world, hostied the European Olympic Family 22-24 May for a last meeting before the start to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Seminar, organised in collaboration with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) – whose Secretary General, Raffaele Pagnozzi, is also the EOC Secretary General – was attended by...
ITALY –The  17th Match of the Heart

ITALY –The 17th Match of the Heart

The 17th Match of the Heart – the traditional football game played every year to raise funds for charity purposes - took place in Rome on 12 May at the Olympic Stadium. A cheering crowd welcomed the National team of Singers made of celebrities such as singers Eros Ramazzotti and Gianni Morandi and its opposing Mixed Team of football champions, sports and media people, among them evergreen...
AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA

Philipp von Schoeller, a former national horse-riding champion and IOC member, has died after being ill for several years. He was 86. He was elected an IOC member for Austria in 1977 and became an honorary member in 2000 after reaching the mandatory retirement age. During his long term within the IOC, he had been a member of the several Commissions: Finance (1989-2000), Olympic Programme, “IOC...
Message of sympathy to Chinese earthquake victims and families

Message of sympathy to Chinese earthquake victims and families

EOC President Patrick Hickey and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi are following with great concern the media reports about the dreadful earthquake that has hit China. They extended the support of the European Olympic Committees and the entire European Olympic Movement to the President of the Chinese Olympic Committee Mr Liu Peng and to the President of the BOCOG (Organising Committee for...
Olympic flame atop world's highest summit

Olympic flame atop world's highest summit

On May 8, the Olympic Flame reached the peak of the world's highest mountain. The scaling of 8,844.43 meter Mt. Qomolangma - as locals call Mt. Everest - was led by 45-year-old veteran alpinist and head coach Wang Yongfeng. The team was composed of 36 members, including three females, some students and five coaches. The Flame, which was carried in a the specially-designed torch, burned on the...
Armenia, Israel and Portugal, the European NOCs honoured by ANOC

Armenia, Israel and Portugal, the European NOCs honoured by ANOC

The 2008 ANOC Merit Award was solemnly presented to Olympic officials on the occasion of the recent Beijing General Assembly for their great commitment to the Olympic Movement. Out of 18, three belong to European NOCs, namely: Mr Zvi Varshaviak, President of the NOC of Israel. Mr Armen Grigoryan, Secretary General of the NOC of Armenia. Mr Victor Fonseca da Mota, Secretary General of the...
The official agreement between the EOC and the Volleyball European Confederation was signed in Paris.

The official agreement between the EOC and the Volleyball European Confederation was signed in Paris.

On 20 April, in Paris, Mr. Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees and Mr. André Meyer, CEV President, signed the agreement between their two bodies in the presence Guido De Bondt, chair of the EYOF commission and all the CEV Board of Administration members present in the French capital for their meeting. The agreement represents a very important step in order to integrate...

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