SOCHI: CAPITAL OF PEACE THROUGH SPORT

SOCHI: CAPITAL OF PEACE THROUGH SPORT

Sochi (Russia), 6th November – Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol, silver medallist at both the Beijing and London Games, was made 2012 Champion for Peace during the 6th Peace and Sport International Forum in Sochi, for his project partnered with UNICEF that aims to give more children in Africa access to schools so that they may receive education as well as information about hygiene and a healthy...
EOC HONORARY PRESIDENT AWARDED ALBANIAN GRATITUDE MEDAL

EOC HONORARY PRESIDENT AWARDED ALBANIAN GRATITUDE MEDAL

Tirana, 31st October – invited by NOC president Ela Tase and the NOC's executive board, Mario Pescante went to Albania to receive the Medal of Gratitude, awarded him by the President of the Republic of Albania for his contribution to the development of the Albanian Olympic Movement and its activities.The award took place at a warm and friendly ceremony in the presence of the Minister for Sports...
ITALIAN NOC SPORTS DAYS SHOW HOSTS 18TH ITALIAN OLYMPIC ACADEMY SESSION

ITALIAN NOC SPORTS DAYS SHOW HOSTS 18TH ITALIAN OLYMPIC ACADEMY SESSION

Rome, 26th October – last weekend the world of Italian sport gave sports fans the opportunity to meet up at the Rimini Fair, where all the latest novelties for the new sports season were on show.Sports Days, organised by CONI at this seaside resort on the Adriatic coast in association with the Italian government's youth agency, was officially inaugurated by Raffaele Pagnozzi, in his capacity as...
EUROPEAN FAIR PLAY CONGRESS OPENS IN VERONA

EUROPEAN FAIR PLAY CONGRESS OPENS IN VERONA

Rome, 24th October – the XVIII European Fair Play Congress has opened at the Grand Guardia palace in the northern Italian city of Verona, within the scope of Fair Play Week organised under the aegis of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Italian NOC and other partners.In the presence of EFPM president Carlos Gonçalves, CONI and EOC secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi welcomed the...
EOC PRESIDENT VISITS UKRAINE

EOC PRESIDENT VISITS UKRAINE

Kiev, 22nd October – EOC President Patrick Hickey has paid an official visit to Ukraine at the invitation of the National Olympic Committee, this being his third trip to the country, where he took part in the III Ukrainian Sports Congress, which was held last Friday under the patronage of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, with around 500 participants from across the country, gathered to...
LITHUANIAN NOC ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

LITHUANIAN NOC ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

Vilnius, 17th October – Daina Gudzineviciute, an Olympic shooting champion, has been elected President of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania. President Arturas Poviliunas having decided not to stand again after 24 years in office, elections at the General Assembly held on the 12th of October saw Gudzineviciute prevail against another Olympian, Virgilijus Alekna.It was at Sydney 2000,...
2018 YOG – GLASGOW AND ROTTERDAM CANDIDATES FOR EUROPE

2018 YOG – GLASGOW AND ROTTERDAM CANDIDATES FOR EUROPE

Lausanne, 17th October –– Glasgow in Scotland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands are the two European cities that will be competing to host the 2018 YOG against Buenos Aires (ARG), Guadalajara (MEX), and Medellin (COL), all five of these cities having sent in their candidature files within the 15th October deadline, whilst a third European city, Poznan in Poland, was forced to withdraw its bid,...
CONI AND EOC SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS NOC OF MONTENEGRO

CONI AND EOC SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS NOC OF MONTENEGRO

Podgorica, 16th October – In his capacity as CONI secretary general, last 1st October Raffaele Pagnozzi paid a visit to Dusan Simonovic, president of the NOC of Montenegro, to discuss further implementation of the cooperation agreement signed by the two NOCs, on which occasion he also warmly congratulated Montenegro for winning its first Olympic medal, won by the female handball team who took...
21 YOUNG ATHLETES IN RUNNING FOR 2nd PIOTR NUROWSKI PRIZE

21 YOUNG ATHLETES IN RUNNING FOR 2nd PIOTR NUROWSKI PRIZE

Rome, 15th October – the candidates put forward by the NOCs and that have reached the EOC Secretariat within the prescribed deadline include 21 boys and girls aged under 19 whose sports performance or Olympic behaviour is considered worthy of the 2nd Piotr Nurowski Prize.The Piotr Nurowski Prize for the best European young athlete was instituted so as to keep alive the memory the great man and...

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