EYOF 2011 – ONE YEAR TO GO

EYOF 2011 – ONE YEAR TO GO

Trabzon, July 27 – The organisers of the next summer EYOF have celebrated one year to go to the 11th European Youth Olympic Festival with a spree of festive events. This EYOF will indeed take place in Trabzon 23-30 July next year. Minister of State Faruk Nafiz Özak, Trabzon Mayor Orhan Fevzi Gümrükçüoğlu and the Rector of Karadeniz Technical University Prof.Dr. Dr. Osman Turan Kongre ve Kültür...
SINGAPORE 2010 - YOUTH OLYMPIC FLAME JOURNEY BEGINS

SINGAPORE 2010 - YOUTH OLYMPIC FLAME JOURNEY BEGINS

Singapore, 23 July - The first Youth Olympic Flame has  been  lit in Ancient Olympia, Greece, from where it will travel to five cities across the globe - Berlin, Dakar, Mexico City, Auckland and Seoul – then to enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremony next August 14. In March 2009, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did in effect decide that torch relays for all future Olympic Games...
3rd EOC EU OFFICE BOARD MEETING

3rd EOC EU OFFICE BOARD MEETING

Brussels, 22 July – the founder members of the EOC office in charge of relations with the EU (EOC, IOC, NOCs of Germany, Austria and France) have met for the third time in the Belgian capital, chaired by Patrick Hickey. The EOC was also represented by its Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and Treasurer Kikis Lazarides. The IOC was represented by President Rogge’s chief of staff Christophe De...
WADA HAS PUBLISHED ITS 2009 ANNUAL REPORT.

WADA HAS PUBLISHED ITS 2009 ANNUAL REPORT.

Montreal, July 20 - The 36-page-document , which was published yesterday by the World Antidoping Agency, outlines the organization’s recent accomplishments, ongoing research and future objectives. For the first time, in addition to a print-based format, the Annual Report is available in an interactive online version where readers can view video interviews of WADA’s President and Director...
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – ROME CELEBRATES 50TH OLYMPIC GAMES ANNIVERSARY

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – ROME CELEBRATES 50TH OLYMPIC GAMES ANNIVERSARY

Rome, 14th July – In CONI’s Hall of Honour, CONI President Giovanni Petrucci and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi greeted their VIP guests come for the conference entitled "Yesterday, today and tomorrow – heritage and sustainability for Olympic Games of a Human Dimension” that officially opened the celebrations organised in the Italian capital for the 50th anniversary of the Rome 1960 Olympic...
BELGIUM HOLDS THE EU PRESIDENCY

BELGIUM HOLDS THE EU PRESIDENCY

Brussels, July 12 - On 1 July Belgium took over the 6 monthly rotating EU Presidency.  For its EU-Presidency Belgium has adopted a “sober method” based on an “ambitious but realistic” programme.  Regarding sport, 2 priorities have already been identified. The Belgium Presidency wants to focus on:  ·         “Sport and Education”, especially on dual career, mobility in sport, qualification in...
WADA REMINDER: 4th WORLD CONFERENCE – HOST CITY WANTED

WADA REMINDER: 4th WORLD CONFERENCE – HOST CITY WANTED

Montreal, July 13 – the forthcoming August 27 will be the deadline for interested cities to bid for the hosting of the 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport planned for late 2013. The host city will be selected by WADA’s Foundation Board at its November 21, 2010 meeting. The 2013 conference will be the culmination of the next review of the World Anti-Doping Code that WADA will launch in...
LONDON 2012: SOLID PROGRESS CONTINUES

LONDON 2012: SOLID PROGRESS CONTINUES

London, July 9 - At the end of a four day visit, the IOC Coordination Commission said they like the way plans for the London Olympics are taking shape. The meetings, which ran from 6 to 8 July, saw good progress being made across the project, particularly in the area of venue and infrastructure construction. The Commission visited a number of the Olympic venues,  including the Olympic Park,...

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