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)....
Innsbruck to host 2012 Winter YOG

Innsbruck to host 2012 Winter YOG

Innsbruck will make history in 2012 as host city to the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games, the IOC members having selected the Austrian city ahead of Kuopio in Finland. In June the IOC had narrowed bid cities down to Harbin (CHI), Innsbruck (AUS), Kuopio (FIN)and Lillehammer (NOR). The choice probably fell on Innsbruck because it may be better placed to fulfil the aim of not needing...
Virtual Olympic Congress: Deadline Extended until February 28, 2009

Virtual Olympic Congress: Deadline Extended until February 28, 2009

The IOC’s Executive Board and the 2009 Congress Commission have decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the Virtual Olympic Congress. The Olympic Family and other contributors now have until 28 February 2009 to submit their views and ideas on the themes of the Congress. The Virtual Olympic Congress is an inclusive process. It provides the Olympic Family with a platform to voice their...
The 2nd International Peace and Sport Forum

The 2nd International Peace and Sport Forum

Monaco - Some 330 decision-makers from the worlds of politics and sport, representing over 50 countries from the 5 continents, met in Monaco last 3-5 December, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, to find concrete solutions to the question: “how can we best use sport to develop peace in the world?” Introduced by Mario Pescante, IOC Executive Board Member, there to represent...
2008 MOC awards

2008 MOC awards

The 2008 Maltese Olympic Committee Sports Awards were presented at a ceremony that took place last Sunday 7th December at La Valletta, with live TV coverage. Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards went to those athletes who have deserved recognition for their highly outstanding national and international sports achievements in 2008.This year’s finalists were 23. The Platinum award went to...
Istanbul greets 37th EOC Assembly.

Istanbul greets 37th EOC Assembly.

They were all there! The great Olympic Family of Europe responded as one to the invitation launched by Togay Bayatli, the President of the NOC of Turkey, who was delighted to have been given the opportunity to host the event on occasion of the TMOK’s centenary. EOC President Patrick Hickey, Vice President Sasha Kozlovsky, Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi, Treasurer Kikis Lazarides, and 48...
Utrecht (NED) and Brasov (ROU) to host the 2013 EYOF

Utrecht (NED) and Brasov (ROU) to host the 2013 EYOF

Utrecht (NED) and Brasov (ROU) are now “the” host cities for 2013 European Youth Olympic Festivals, having been entrusted with their organisation by the EOC General Assembly in Istanbul. For the winter event, the Romanian city of Brasov had an easy victory, being the only albeit excellent candidate. As for summer EYOF, Utrecht, the city of the treaty that changed Europe 300 years ago, at its...

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