IOC PRESIDENT ROGGE RECEIVES ONESTI AWARD

IOC PRESIDENT ROGGE RECEIVES ONESTI AWARD

Rome, 15th May– International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge went to the Italian capital this Tuesday to attend the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of Giulio Onesti, the Italian Olympic Committee's founding president. Whilst in Rome, president Rogge was received by the president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, at his official residence the Quirinale,...
ANOC - PRESIDENT AL-SABAH CHAIRED HIS FIRST EC MEETING

ANOC - PRESIDENT AL-SABAH CHAIRED HIS FIRST EC MEETING

Lausanne, Switzerland: The 56th Executive Council meeting of the world Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was held in the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on May 7, 2012. This was the first meeting of the ANOC Executive Council chaired by OCA President HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah after his election as President of ANOC in Moscow on April 13. Vice President for Europe Patrick...
LONDON OLYMPIC FLAME LIT IN OLYMPIA

LONDON OLYMPIC FLAME LIT IN OLYMPIA

Olympia, 10th May - the Olympic Flame was lit this morning in ancient Olympia. The final countdown to the London 2012 Games has begun. The traditional ceremony took place under baking sun and tight security in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Greece, birthplace of the Ancient Games. Spyros Capralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, representatives from the NOC,...
EUROPE DAY

EUROPE DAY

Brussels, 9th May - Europe celebrates today the 62nd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union. Since...
LUXEMBOURG NOC CELEBRATES CENTENARY UNDER NEW PRESIDENT

LUXEMBOURG NOC CELEBRATES CENTENARY UNDER NEW PRESIDENT

Luxembourg, 4th May – the NOC has a new president. André Hoffmann, a member of the executive committee, was elected president of the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL) at an extraordinary general assembly held on the 20th of April, following Marc Theisen's resignation. André Hoffmann and his team's mandate will run to 2013, while Marc Theisen, who had been president since 1999 and...
EUROPEAN NOCs GATHER IN BUDAPEST FOR 2012 SEMINAR

EUROPEAN NOCs GATHER IN BUDAPEST FOR 2012 SEMINAR

Budapest (HUN), 26 April - the 33rd EOC Seminar opened in the Hungarian capital on Thursday afternoon and will run through to Saturday, during which time the European NOCs will exchange points of view on the issues upon which their daily work is based. Following the Opening Ceremony - held in the presence of the Hungarian Minister for Sport, Attila Czene, EOC President Patrick Hickey, the...
EOC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS IN BUDAPEST

EOC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS IN BUDAPEST

Budapest, 26th April - the EOC Executive Committee convened in the Hungarian capital for their second meeting of the year, on occasion of the Association's 33rd Seminar. Chaired by President Patrick Hickey, the members took stock of the recent ANOC Moscow meetings and discussed various issues of current concern. Hungarian NOC President Zoltan Bolkai welcomed his European guests and said how...
HUNGARIAN NOC READY TO HOST 33rd EOC SEMINAR

HUNGARIAN NOC READY TO HOST 33rd EOC SEMINAR

Budapest, 24th April – the Hungarian NOC is busy putting the finishing touches to preparations for the hosting of the delegates from the 49 European NOCs that will come to the 33rd EOC Seminar next 26th – 28th April. On its official website the NOC, which has fielded an impressive team of volunteers led by International Affairs Director Zsigmond Nagy, has underlined the diplomatic success for...

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