YOUNG IRISH ATHLETES TRAIN IN ROMANIA

YOUNG IRISH ATHLETES TRAIN IN ROMANIA

Dublin, 17 June – the Olympic Council of Ireland have organised an Olympic Youth training camp for 70 young athletes who will be taking part in the Singapore 2010 YOG and the Trabzon 2011 EYOF.    The camp began today and will continue till 22 June, with a programme that gives the young athletes preparing for Singapore and Trabzon sports specific training in Athletics, Boxing, Cycling,...
SPORT STARS SUPPORT INAUGURAL YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

SPORT STARS SUPPORT INAUGURAL YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Lausanne, 11 June – some 50 Athlete Role Models (ARMs), of which 21 European champions, will be at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games to guide the 3,600 young athletes who will be in Singapore next 14-26 August. The list drawn up by the IOC features many legendary names from the world of sport (see below). The role models were appointed by the International Federations taking part in the Youth...
NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NETHERLANDS OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NETHERLANDS OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Arnhem, 10 June – André Bolhuis has taken over from Erica Terpstra as head of the Dutch NOC, the Netherlands Olympic Committee and Sports Federation. A Field Hockey Olympian at the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montréal Games, and veteran Chef de Mission for the Dutch team at Olympic Games, onetime President his National Hockey Federation, member of his NOC’s Executive since 2007, Bolhuis took over as...
NEWS FROM THE MEMBERS: SPAIN, SLOVAKIA, ROMANIA

NEWS FROM THE MEMBERS: SPAIN, SLOVAKIA, ROMANIA

SPAIN – NOC President Alejandro Blanco has received the Fondation Gresol Gaudì award for sports visibility and excellence. He received the distinction at a gala event for the celebration of the 4th edition of this prize, organised at the Reus Congress Hall in the Province of Tarragon on 3rd June, in the presence of numerous business personalities and representatives from the world...
29th “NATIONAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS”»

29th “NATIONAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS”»

Brussels, 8 June - Special Olympics Belgium organised for the 29th time from 12 to 15 May, in collaboration with the communes of Woluwé-St-Pierre and d’Auderghem, the event open to athletes of all levels with a mental handicap. The Opening Ceremony took place on 12 May at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels in the presence of the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.   The...
4 EUROPEAN YOUNG REPORTERS  ACCEPTED  IN THE SINGAPORE 2010 TRAINING PROGRAM

4 EUROPEAN YOUNG REPORTERS ACCEPTED IN THE SINGAPORE 2010 TRAINING PROGRAM

Lausanne, June 7 -  The IOC has accepted the EOC  nominees to join the Young Reporters Training Program at the 1st Youth Olympic Games: 2 boys - Ben Fridman (Israel) and Raitis Purins (Latvia) - and 2 girls -  Elodie Guegan (France) and Iuliia Vynokurova (Ukraine). The European nominees have been selected among 18 candidatures received from the ENOCs. Some 28 young Reporters from the 5...
BRAVO THE MALTESE!

BRAVO THE MALTESE!

Valletta, 29 May – The 31st EOC Seminar has ended with success after two days worth of interactive sessions, discussions and exchanges of points of view……… The Seminar began on Thursday afternoon in the presence of EOC President Patrick Hickey, Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and the members of the Executive Committee, who had held their 2nd meeting of the year the same morning. It was in...
MALTA DEBUT FOR 31st EOC SEMINAR

MALTA DEBUT FOR 31st EOC SEMINAR

  Valletta, 28 May – this is the third time that the NOC of Malta hosts the annual EOC Seminar. As of yesterday and through till Saturday, the 200 representatives of the 49 NOCs of Europe will be discussing the major issues of concern to the Olympic and Sports Movement, and in particular the debriefing for the recent Vancouver Games, preparations for the now imminent inaugural Singapore 2010...

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