THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS IN TAMPERE

THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS IN TAMPERE

Tampere, June 17th - The Olympic Flame for the European Youth Olympic Festival was lit in a traditional ceremony in Athens on Thursday 4th June. The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Mr. Spyros Capralis gave the torch, placed in a lamp, to Mr. Timo P. Nieminen, Mayor of City of Tampere, and Mr. Pekka P. Paavola, Chairman of the LOC. In Tampere, a short ceremony was held on Monday...
2016 Olympic Games candidate cities illustrate their bids to IOC members

2016 Olympic Games candidate cities illustrate their bids to IOC members

Lausanne, June 17th – the four candidate cities for the 31st Olympiad - Chicago (USA), Tokyo (JAP), Rio de Janeiro (BRA) and Madrid (ESP) – were all at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI) to give a technical briefing to the 93 members of the International Olympic Committee who were present for the event. The presentations prompted a series of questions, with which the IOC Members quizzed the...
POLISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS 10TH SPORT FOR ALL FESTIVAL –

POLISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS 10TH SPORT FOR ALL FESTIVAL –

Warsaw, 10th June - Last Saturday, the NOC of Poland invited the people of Warsaw to Kępa Potocka Park for the traditional ‘Olympic Picnic at which families and their children can make contact with sport and learn about Olympic values, as well as meet Polish Olympic champions, famous actors, journalists and politicians. This year’s Polish Sport for All Festival, the 10th, was blessed with...
CYPRUS 2009 – an astonishing array of breakthroughs

CYPRUS 2009 – an astonishing array of breakthroughs

The flame burning throughout the 13th Games of the Small States of Europe has gone out. But it shall remaining burning for ever in the hearts of the thousands of people, athletes, officials and spectators from all over the 8 participating countries. Three countries dominated the GSSE, Cyprus with 139 medals, Iceland with 81 and Luxembourg with 62. Among the amazing athletes who left their mark...
PESCARA 2009 – the 16th Mediterranean games kick off in three weeks time

PESCARA 2009 – the 16th Mediterranean games kick off in three weeks time

Rome, 4th June – The Med’ Games have been launched! The heads of Italian sport and those in charge of its organisation held a press conference at the CONI Headquarters at which they illustrated the programme for the 16th Mediterranean Games that will take place in Pescara next 26th June - 5th July. CONI President Gianni Petrucci, the Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers Rocco Crimi,...
Cyprus welcomes the 13th Games of th4e Small States of Europe -

Cyprus welcomes the 13th Games of th4e Small States of Europe -

Nicosia, 4 June – The Games are in full swing in the sunny Mediterranean island state where athletes from the smallest States of the European continent are competing at their best in 12 sports (athletics , basketball , beach volleyball, gymnastics , judo, mountain bike, sailing , shooting , swimming , table tennis , tennis and volleyball). On Monday night the sparkling Opening Ceremony took...
NOC of Portugal – centenary celebrations begin in Lisbon

NOC of Portugal – centenary celebrations begin in Lisbon

Lisbon, 28th May – in the gardens of the COP, the Portuguese Olympic Committee inaugurated the celebrations that, over the coming months, will mark the 100th anniversary of its creation. Vicente Moura, the President of the NOC, and Manuel Marques Da Silva, the Secretary General, greeted the many government and sports authorities come to share with the athletes of Portugal this very special...
EOC President meets Irish “Make a Wish” beneficiary

EOC President meets Irish “Make a Wish” beneficiary

Rome, 28th May - Rory McGrath, 15, had expressed his greatest wish: see the Champions League final. And so, the Make a Wish Foundation took him to Rome to see Barcelona-Manchester. Accompanied by his parents Patricia and Jimmy and brother James, Rory, a young Irish football hope was given the possibility of seeing this top European sports event and live the excitement of the match of the year....
In Dubrovnik European NOCs look to the future

In Dubrovnik European NOCs look to the future

Dubrovnik, 16 May – the EOC Seminar, the second with the new format attended by the National Olympic Committees of Europe, in Dubrovnik confirmed itself to be a privileged moment of reflection for our continents heads of sport. Chaired by Raffaele Pagnozzi, the EOC Secretary General, the 160 participants from 48 NOCs had two very full days of discussions on the main themes that...

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