New EOC EU Brussels Office opens

New EOC EU Brussels Office opens

Brussels, February 20 – Everyone was there, crowding the new offices in Avenue de Cortenbergh and come to testify their wish to cooperate and have their voice heard. Representatives from all the stakeholders were there for the official opening of the EOC EU Brussels Office for EU matters. On the one hand the representatives of the core partners – EOC President Patrick Hickey, IOC President...
The EOC President visits the venues of the 2009 winter EYOF

The EOC President visits the venues of the 2009 winter EYOF

While competitions of the 9th Winter EYOF are running in Slask Beskidy, EOC President Patrick Hickey, accompanied by Polish NOC President Piotr Nurowski and EYOF Commission Chairman Guido De Bondt, took the opportunity of his trip to Poland to visit the 5 venues of the various sports on the programme. They first went to Szczyrk, the county town of the Festival where most participants are...
EOC Executive Committee holds first meeting of the year at IOC HQ.

EOC Executive Committee holds first meeting of the year at IOC HQ.

As is now well established tradition, the EOC Executive Committee met at the IOC HQ in Lausanne last 6 February for its first meeting in 2009. President Patrick Hickey (IRL) having been blocked in Dublin by a snowstorm, the meeting was chaired by Vice-President Alexander Kozlovsky (RUS). The day before the meeting the Members attended the ceremony for the handing of the Olympic Flame to the...
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch unveiled with one year to go to the Games.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch unveiled with one year to go to the Games.

Following the unveiling of its Olympic Torch Relay route last year, the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) took advantage of the one-year-to-go mark to unveil its Olympic Torch design, the torchbearer uniform and the first two torchbearers to be selected for the event. IOC President Jacques Rogge was also present, along with a number of other dignitaries, at the unveiling event in...
The Olympic Flame on its way to Slask-Beskidy (POL)

The Olympic Flame on its way to Slask-Beskidy (POL)

The Olympic Flame of the 9th EYOF which will start one week from now in the Polish mountains of Silesia, was lit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, in the presence of IOC President Jacques Rogge. A numerous Polish delegation led by NOC President Piotr Nurowski and the President of the Organising Committee Taduesz Pilarz, and which included IOC Member Irena Szewińska,, the Polish...
Olympic Movement meets EU Commissioner for Sport

Olympic Movement meets EU Commissioner for Sport

On Monday 26 January, a heavyweight delegation from the Olympic Movement headed by IOC President Jacques Rogge met EU Commissioner Ján Figel in Lausanne. The meeting was a follow-up to the action points in the recent European Council Declaration on Sport presented in the Conclusions of the French EU Presidency last December. It centred on issues related to dialogue with the European Union...
Less than one month to go to Slask-Beskidy 2009

Less than one month to go to Slask-Beskidy 2009

The organisers of the 9th Winter EYOF in Slask-Beskidy are on the final straight. The team from the Polish NOC together with the local authorities for the 5 sites Szczyrk, Wisła, Tychy, Cieszyn and Bielsko-Biała, have had their fingers firmly crossed for quite some time. But everyone else is at ease: the final touches will be made in the last 30 days or so in order to greet the...
New 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games logo unveiled

New 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games logo unveiled

The event took place in Singapore last Saturday in the presence of IOC President Jacques Rogge and IOC Vice President Chiharu Igaya. Among the numerous dignitaries attending the launch were: Ser Miang Ng, Singapore's IOC member and chair of the YOG organizing committee; Goh Kee Nguan, SYOGOC CEO ; and Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports. More than 10,000...
2009, the year of all the Games.

2009, the year of all the Games.

For Europe, the New Year has a very full calendar, especially for sports events. Things will start in February with the 9th Winter EYOF in Slask-Beskidy (POL), then in June there will be the 13th Games of the Small States of Europe in Cyprus, to be followed shortly after by the 16th Mediterranean Games in Pescara (ITA). Lastly, in mid July, there will be the 10th Summer EYOF in Tampere (FIN)....

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