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...
The European Olympic Family flocks to Istanbul

The European Olympic Family flocks to Istanbul

Invited by the NOC of Turkey (TMOK), that is this year celebrating its centenary, delegations from 48 NOCs of Europe, numerous sports federations, and a great number of IOC members are on route for Istanbul, where the annual EOC Assembly will be held next 21-22 November. TMOK President Togay Bayatli has put together a programme that is truly worthy of such a special occasion. The Assembly will...
Austrian NOC Centenary

Austrian NOC Centenary

The Austrian NOC has celebrated its centenary with a grand gala event, organised 7 November at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. NOC President Leo Wallner and Secretary General Heinz Jungwirth were honoured to greet the President of the Republic Dr. Heinz Fischer, the President of the IOC Jacques Rogge and the President of the EOC Patrick Hickey as well as numerous personalities from the worlds of...
The 6 Olympic Solidarity offices meet in Rome

The 6 Olympic Solidarity offices meet in Rome

Invited by the EOC, the six Olympic Solidarity offices held their annual meeting in at the CONI headquarters in Rome last 11-12 November. Raffaele Pagnozzi, who is both the Secretary General for CONI and the EOC, greeted the Director of the IOC Olympic Solidarity office in Lausanne Pere Miró and the delegates from the five continental offices, all based with the continental associations of NOCs...
The « Guirlande d’Honneur » of Sport Movies & Tv 2008 to  Raffaele Pagnozzi

The « Guirlande d’Honneur » of Sport Movies & Tv 2008 to Raffaele Pagnozzi

In the framework of the 26th FICTS International Festival in Milan, Raffaele Pagnozzi, EOC and CONI Secretary General was rewarded with the “Guirlande d’Honneur” of the Festival, during the presentation “from Beijing 2008 to Milano Expo 2015: sports events in the metropolises”. In fact, this year the Festival has put the accent on the big event which the northern capital of Italy will host.
EOC President reconfirmed at the head of the Irish NOC

EOC President reconfirmed at the head of the Irish NOC

On the 31st of October, the Olympic Council of Ireland re-elected Patrick Hickey as its President for the 2008-2012 period. Pat Hickey has been holding this position since 1988. Our warmest congratulations to our President, whose commitment in his country and in Europe, is proving to be highly beneficial for the whole Olympic Movement.

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