IOC GRANTED UN OBSERVER STATUS

IOC GRANTED UN OBSERVER STATUS

New York, 19th October - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today been granted observer status by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This decision pays tribute to the IOC's efforts to contribute to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC, thanked Mario Pescante, IOC Vice-President and Chairman of the IOC International...
Annecy (France), and Munich (Germany) bid for 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Annecy (France), and Munich (Germany) bid for 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Lausanne, 18th of October - The two European cities have, together with PyeongChang (Republic of Korea), joined the race to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and XII Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. The IOC today announced that their respective NOCs have officially presented bids. The three Applicant Cities will now proceed to Phase 1 of the IOC’s two-step procedure, which will lead to the...
121st IOC Session: some much awaited decisions

121st IOC Session: some much awaited decisions

Copenhagen, 9th October – Olympic Family meetings draw to a close.They started on 2nd October with the highly successful Olympic Congress, the recommendations of which will be of inspiration for the Olympic Movement in the years to come, and then continued with the 121st IOC Session, at which the main decisions taken were: to award Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Olympic Games, renew President Rogge’s...
The XIII Olympic Congress.

The XIII Olympic Congress.

Copenhagen, 5th October - The XIII Olympic Congress on “The Olympic Movement in Society" has closed in the Danish capital after approving a set of recommendations with a strong focus on youth and athletes and the declaration that “youth and athletes are equally at the heart of the Olympic Movement”. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Congress opened on Friday 2 October, with a keynote...
WELL DONE RIO !

WELL DONE RIO !

Copenhagen, 2nd October - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as the host city for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 during its 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting. IOC President Jacques Rogge congratulated Rio de Janeiro on its election and praised the high...
COPENHAGEN, MEETING FOR THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

COPENHAGEN, MEETING FOR THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

The whole Olympic Family is focusing on the Danish capital where from 2 to 9 of October the 121st Session of the International Olympic Committee and the XIII Olympic Congress are currently taking place. Among the main decisions to be made: the choice of the city which will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid?), the admission of two new sports on the Olympic...
EOC Executive Committee hosted by Bulgarian NOC

EOC Executive Committee hosted by Bulgarian NOC

Sofia, 17th September – Invited by Stefka Kostadinova, the President of the Bulgarian NOC, the European Association’s Executive Committee has had its 3rd meeting of the year in Sofia. The members took the opportunity to thank Claudia Bokel (GER), ex-officio member and athletes’ representative who recently completed her mandate with the 3rd European Athletes’ Assembly held in Moscow. From here...
Moscow – European Athletes choose 
representatives to 2013

Moscow – European Athletes choose representatives to 2013

Moscow, 12th September – The participants at the 3rd Assembly of the Athletes of Europe today elected the new commission that will represent the European Athletes for the next four years. Those elected then chose the Commission’s Chair and Vice Chair from their midst. The members of the new EOC Athletes’ Commission, which will hold office till 2013, are: president Antonio Rossi...
New post for outgoing EOC Athletes’ chair

New post for outgoing EOC Athletes’ chair

Claudia Bokel, the outgoing chair of the European Athletes Commission won’t have any time to dilly-dally. She has just been named a member of the Evaluation Commission for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games bids, the files for which have recently arrived in Lausanne. The bidders are: Guadalajara (Mexico), Nanjing (China), and Poznan (Poland). She will be in the company of EOC EC...

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