UKRAINE CELEBRATES OLYMPIC CENTENARY

UKRAINE CELEBRATES OLYMPIC CENTENARY

Kiev, 30th May – invited by NOC President Sergey Bubka, Ukraine has celebrated the Centenary of Olympic Kiev, bringing IOC Members, NOC Presidents and guests from 30 countries to the capital in memory of the first Russian Olympiad, held in 1913. It was indeed on the 25th of May 1913 that, as per the Olympiad Organizing Committee’s rules, the Kiev Olympic Committee was established. The many...
NOC OF GERMANY - CEREMONY FOR WILLI DAUME’S 100th

NOC OF GERMANY - CEREMONY FOR WILLI DAUME’S 100th

Cologne, 28th May - "It is always with gratitude that I think of this man," said DOSB president Thomas Bach on Friday in welcoming the 150 guests from the worlds of politics, culture, business and sports, including Olympic champions such as Hildegard Falck Kimmich, Katarina Witt, Ulrike Nasse-Meyfarth, Karin Büttner-Janz and Michael Krause, gathered in Cologne to honour the outstanding leader of...
LUXEMBOURG – 15th GSSE TAKES OFF!

LUXEMBOURG – 15th GSSE TAKES OFF!

Luxembourg, 28th May – the 15th Games of the Small States of Europe officially opened Monday evening at the Josy-Barthel Stadium with a wonderful ceremony that marked the start to five days of sport, at which there was a great atmosphere among the audience ... and good weather, as reported by the local press, and Le Quotidien daily in particular.It was a truly colourful ceremony, which took...
IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO IN LUXEMBOURG FOR THE GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO IN LUXEMBOURG FOR THE GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE

Luxembourg, 27th May - the teams from the 9 smallest states of Europe have arrived. Athletes, officials, accompanying persons, families and friends have already invaded the tiny state for the Opening Ceremony of the 15th Games of the Small States of Europe.This is the second time that Luxembourg lives this Olympic experience. Having already hosted the 6th GSSE in 1995, the Grand Duchy will again...
FRANCE - DENIS MASSEGLIA RE-ELECTED CNOSF PRESIDENT

FRANCE - DENIS MASSEGLIA RE-ELECTED CNOSF PRESIDENT

Paris, 24th May - the general assembly of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) met yesterday at its HQ, the Maison du Sport Français, and elected the executive board for 2014-2016.Incumbent Denis Masseglia, 66, was re-elected unopposed with an absolute majority, at the first round, and will thus lead the CNOSF for a further four years.In his acceptance speech, Denis Masseglia...
RUSSIAN POLE VAULTER YELENA ISINBAEVA ANNOUNCED AS YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES AMBASSADOR FOR NANJING 2014

RUSSIAN POLE VAULTER YELENA ISINBAEVA ANNOUNCED AS YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES AMBASSADOR FOR NANJING 2014

Lausanne, 21st May - The International Olympic Committee announced yesterday that two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva will be an official Ambassador of the Nanjing (China) 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).The Russian pole vaulter - who is a member of the EOC Athletes commission since 2009 - will reprise her role as a YOG Ambassador, following her support and attendance of the Singapore 2010...
EOC SEMINAR COMES TO A CLOSE, WELL DONE SAN MARINO!

EOC SEMINAR COMES TO A CLOSE, WELL DONE SAN MARINO!

San Marino , 18th May - the 34th EOC Seminar, organised in conjunction with the Olympic Committee of the small Republic perched in the centre of the Italian peninsula, has allowed the delegations from the 49 NOCs of Europe to stock up on lots of useful information for their activities.The seminar lasted three days and included two plenary sessions and two workshops, and was run in parallel with...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT SAN MARINO EOC SEMINAR

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES PRESENTED AT SAN MARINO EOC SEMINAR

San Marino, 17th May – the representatives of the 49 national Olympic committees of Europe have all accepted the invitation from the NOC of San Marino, this year's host for the EOC Seminar and IOC Olympic Solidarity Forum.The 180 NOC delegates, the Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, Nanjing and Lillehammer YOG organising committees, and the EOC Executive Committee were all present at the opening ceremony...

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