LONDON 2012: OLYMPIC STADIUM LIGHTS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME

LONDON 2012: OLYMPIC STADIUM LIGHTS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME

London, 20 December - Prime Minister David Cameron and local schoolchildren yesterday visited the Olympic Stadium to officially turn on the flagship venue’s floodlights ....... for the first time, a major milestone for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic project. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, London Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe, Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt and an...
EU INSTITUTIONS AND SPORTS SECTOR START NEW COLLABORATION

EU INSTITUTIONS AND SPORTS SECTOR START NEW COLLABORATION

Brussels, 13 December - the Belgian EU Presidency has brought together representatives of the EU institutions and the sports sector for the first time within the framework of the new Sport Council...... During this informal meeting, held in the Belgian capital last 6 December, the parties discussed future EU collaboration in the area of sport. “Together with the Commission and Parliament, we...
 NOC of LITHUANIA:  A LONG AWAITED BOOK

NOC of LITHUANIA: A LONG AWAITED BOOK

Vilnius, December 13 – the recently published “Olympic Lithuania 1918-2008: Turning points, Stages, World Contexts” by LNOC President Arturas Poviliunas was ............ presented on the eve of 22nd anniversary of the restoration of the NOC of Lithuania, at the LNOC premises last Friday. The book, published by Vilnius University and funded by IOC Olympic Solidarity, offers a very comprehensive...
FIRST BRAND NEW LONDON 2012 VENUE COMPLETED

FIRST BRAND NEW LONDON 2012 VENUE COMPLETED

London, 10 December - The Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host Canoe Slalom during the London 2012 Games, has been completed 18 months before the Games begin.......... The Centre, built near Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, was unveiled yesterday by HRH The Princess Royal. The Lee Valley White Water Centre has a 300m competition course for Olympic Canoe Slalom events and a 160m...
NOC OF GERMANY – SECOND TERM FOR PRESIDENT BACH

NOC OF GERMANY – SECOND TERM FOR PRESIDENT BACH

Munich, Monday 6 December - The 6th General Assembly, which met on Saturday 4, elected the new DOSB Bureau. By an overwhelming majority ……….. the only candidate, president Thomas Bach, was elected for the next four-year period. Bach received 360 votes out of 392, as much as 92 percent of the votes, 20 delegates voted against him, 12 abstained. "I am very happy with the result, because it...
FYROM:  Sport Science as a factor for the development of sport

FYROM: Sport Science as a factor for the development of sport

Skopje, December 2 - The Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the State Agency for Youth and Sports , the Local Self Government and the Faculty of Physical Education have recently organized a successful conference aiming at reviewing the current sport situation in the country. After a welcome speech and analysis given by the NOC President Dr. Vasil Tupurkovski,...
VORARLBERG-LIECHTENSTEIN AND TBILISI WILL ORGANISE THE 2015 EYOFs

VORARLBERG-LIECHTENSTEIN AND TBILISI WILL ORGANISE THE 2015 EYOFs

Belgrade, 27 November – during the second day of works, the 39th EOC General Assembly has elected the cities that will host the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festivals. For the first time in the history of this European multi-sports event, the winter EYOF, the 12th to date, has been awarded to a joint (Austria-Liechtenstein) bid. The other candidate was Sarajevo. The bid for the Summer 2015...

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