FRENCH SPORTS ASSEMBLY OPENS

FRENCH SPORTS ASSEMBLY OPENS

Paris, 4 April – the opening ceremony of the French Sports Assembly took place last 29 March at the Institute of Oceanography in Paris, Prince Albert 1st of Monaco Foundation, in the presence of the leaders of the French sports movement, state representatives, local government and the world of business. In a packed hall, CNOSF president Denis Masseglia, minister for sport Chantal Jouanno, the...
NOC OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA MEETS OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY ENVOYS

NOC OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA MEETS OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY ENVOYS

Sarajevo, 1 April – as part of a programme of regular visits to European NOCs that IOC Olympic Solidarity conducts each year, a delegation from the Lausanne and the Rome office has just spent four days in Sarajevo investigating the local situation so as to be able to better plan aid to the NOC of Bosnia Herzegovina. From 28 till 31 March, OS deputy director Pamela Vipond, Gianluca De Angelis...
14th GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE: PREPARATIONS ARE IN FULL SWING

14th GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE: PREPARATIONS ARE IN FULL SWING

Vaduz, 30 March – The NOC of Liechtenstein is geeing up to host the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) for the second time, with just two months to go the start of the 14th edition of this event. The NOC and the principality as a whole want to return the hospitality and friendship their team received, to the teams from the other eight European nations with a population of less than a...
Israeli Olympic Academy holds 24th assembly

Israeli Olympic Academy holds 24th assembly

Israeli Olympic Academy holds 24th assembly in Hadera, the Israeli coastal city between Tel Aviv and Haifa that this year celebrates 120 years since its foundation. The event took place in the presence of Mr. Haim Avian, mayor of the city of Hadera, Mr. Zvi Varshaviak and Mr. Efraim Zinger, president and secretary general of the Israeli NOC. During the event, the Sports Worthy Citizen awards...
SOCHI RECEIVES IOC EXPERTS AND THERE’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE NOCS!

SOCHI RECEIVES IOC EXPERTS AND THERE’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE NOCS!

Sochi, 24 march – The organisers of the forthcoming Winter Olympics this month received a 5th visit from the IOC Coordination Commission, who confirmed today that preparations for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games are moving quickly into the Games-delivery phase. The Sochi organisers are now fully focused on bringing the Games operations to life after the successful conclusion of the first...
NOC OF HUNGARY: MEETING OF THE EOC OG COMMISSION

NOC OF HUNGARY: MEETING OF THE EOC OG COMMISSION

Budapest (HUN) 18 March - The Olympic Games Commission gathered in the Hungarian capital, invited by its Hungarian member. At the meeting, two themes of prime importance dominated the agenda: the preparation of an Olympic team and of a delegation for London 2012. Led by chair Efraim Zinger (ISR), the commission also discussed preparations for the 2011 seminar in Portoroz, where the group is to...
IOC: 9TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON SPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

IOC: 9TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON SPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Lausanne, 17 March - the 9th World Conference on Sport and Environment will be held in Doha, Qatar from 30 April to 2 May 2011. The Conference will be organised by the IOC in collaboration with the Qatar Olympic Committee and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This year’s conference motto is “Playing for a Greener Future” and the aim is to assess the Olympic...
NOC OF ISRAEL WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR STAMPS

NOC OF ISRAEL WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR STAMPS

Tel Aviv, 16 March - The Olympic Committee of Israel held a special ceremony at its HQ to celebrate the Israel Post Company's winning of the bronze medal for "Olympia 2010", the competition for stamps issued for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The IOC’s Olympic Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia Commission assessed entries from the over 100 countries that had issued stamps for the 2008...

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