Death of Mr Kurt Furgler, IOC Honour Member since 2000

Death of Mr Kurt Furgler, IOC Honour Member since 2000

The Olympic Family is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Kurt Furgler (SUI), former President of the Swiss Confederation, at the age of 84. After legal and economic studies, he took up a political career, becoming a member of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (1972-1986) and later President of the Swiss Confederation (1977, 1981, 1985). Within the Olympic Movement, Kurt...
TURKEY – The 20th Bosphorus International Swimming-rowing-sailing-canoe competition

TURKEY – The 20th Bosphorus International Swimming-rowing-sailing-canoe competition

On July 20 the National Olympic Committee of Turkey organized the 20th International Bosphorus Swimming, Rowing, Sailing and Canoeing Competition, a “Sport for All” event which brought together women and men from all age groups sharing the enthusiasm for sport, culture and Olympic values. This is the only event in the world where the swimmers cross from one continent to another - from Asia to...
The Spanish NOC welcomes the Euro 2008 Football Cup

The Spanish NOC welcomes the Euro 2008 Football Cup

On July 4th, at the Madrid Hq, the President of the Spanish NOC Alejandro Blanco, welcomed Angel Maria Villar president of the Spanish Royal Football Federation who had come to present him the 2008 European Cup. The whole NOC with Secretary General Victor Sanchez , together with many sports officials were on hand to congratulate the winning team.
ALBANIA - Protocol Agreement between Albanian NOC and Ministry of Education and Science

ALBANIA - Protocol Agreement between Albanian NOC and Ministry of Education and Science

The Albanian National Olympic Committee, and the Ministry of Education and Science, signed on the 27th of June a Protocol Agreement of Collaboration. The Protocol - which was undersigned by NOC President, Mr. Hysen Domi and by the Minister, Mr. Genc Pollo - is a promise to a future collaboration aiming the distribution of the Olympic information, through different tools, such as publications,...
FRANCE –CNOSF prepares for French EU Presidency semester

FRANCE –CNOSF prepares for French EU Presidency semester

Just a few days before the debut of the French EU Presidency semester, CNOSF President Henri Sérandour has invited EOC President Patrick Hickey to a workshop on achievements in top level sport held in Paris last 26 June, where the French EU Presidency’s programme for sport was also illustrated. Others present at the meeting were IOC Member Guy Drut and CNOSF Vice President Bernard Lapasset, who...
Consultation Forum EU/Olympic and Sport Movement

Consultation Forum EU/Olympic and Sport Movement

A joint meeting of representatives from the IOC, and the 6 IFs for team sports, at which the parties discussed issues of common interest and notably dealings with the EU, took place 25 June at the FIFA HQ in Zurich. EOC President Patrick Hickey (IRL) and IOC Executive Board Member Mario Pescante took part in the meeting chaired by FIFA President Joseph Blatter, which was also attended by Denis...
Olympic Day celebrated across globe.

Olympic Day celebrated across globe.

This year too, the 49 European NOCs have enthusiastically responded to the traditional rendezvous of 23 June – the great Olympic festivity for the celebration of the foundation of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has chosen this date to inaugurate the new building next to its HQ on the shores of Lake Leman, event that took place in the presence of President Rogge and several...
Spain – Alejandro Blanco awarded the Order of Merit for Sport Medal of Honour

Spain – Alejandro Blanco awarded the Order of Merit for Sport Medal of Honour

Alejandro Blanco, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee and member of the EOC Executive Committee was awarded the “Order of Merit for Sport” Medal of Honour by Mercedes Cabrera, the Spanish Minister for Education, Social Policies and Sport, during a ceremony that took place at the Council for Sport in Madrid last 27 May. This distinction comes as recompense for Mr. Blanco’s brilliant...
Sorrento an Olympic city for two days.

Sorrento an Olympic city for two days.

This famous little town near Naples, that is so well known to tourists across the world, hostied the European Olympic Family 22-24 May for a last meeting before the start to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Seminar, organised in collaboration with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) – whose Secretary General, Raffaele Pagnozzi, is also the EOC Secretary General – was attended by...

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