NOC France – 2nd MILITARY WORLD WINTER GAMES

NOC France – 2nd MILITARY WORLD WINTER GAMES

Annecy (FRA), 4th April – hosted by the region of Savoy from the 25th to the 29th of March, the 2nd CISM world winter games were the largest military sports event ever to be held in France.The opening ceremony took place on the shores of Lake Annecy in the presence of colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, who chairs the International Military Sports Council (CISM), which with its 133 member nations is...
NOC OF HUNGARY - EOC ATTEND OPENING OF NEW HEADQUARTERS

NOC OF HUNGARY - EOC ATTEND OPENING OF NEW HEADQUARTERS

Budapest, 3rd April - The NOC of Hungary have moved to new, very modern headquarters in the city, the official opening of which, last 27th March, was attended by EOC President Patrick Hickey and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi, in the company of NOC President Zsolt Borkai, Secretary General Bence Szabo, and Zsigmond Nagy, the NOC's International Relations Director. Alongside the...
ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE AT SAN MARINO NOC

ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE AT SAN MARINO NOC

San Marino, 2nd April - the NOC's General Assembly has elected the new Executive Committee for the coming quadrennial. At its annual meeting last 18th March, it elected as its new president Gian Primo Giardi, whilst confirming Eros Bologna as secretary general for a second mandate.President Giardi was elected unopposed, president Angelo Vicini having decided not to stand for another mandate, and...
NOC PORTUGAL - JOSÉ MANUEL CONSTANTINO ELECTED PRESIDENT

NOC PORTUGAL - JOSÉ MANUEL CONSTANTINO ELECTED PRESIDENT

Lisbon, 29th March – the Portuguese Olympic Committee elected José Manuel Constantino as its 11th President. After a long period of dedication, the outgoing President Vicente Moura, had decided not to stand for another mandate. At the 26th March meeting, Jose Manuel Constantino, whose position will run throughout 2016, obtained 92 votes against the 67 taken by the outgoing Secretary General...
WADA ALERT TO CHEATS: GW501516 VERY DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE

WADA ALERT TO CHEATS: GW501516 VERY DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE

Montreal, 25th March - The World Antidoping Agency has warned all anti-doping organizations to alert athletes as to the serious risks involved in taking a substance called GW501516, which is being sold on the black market and used by some athletes.The side effects of this chemical compound are so serious that WADA has taken the rare step of warning "cheats", to ensure that there is complete...
MONTAFON 2015 EYOF PREPARATIONS WELL UNDERWAY

MONTAFON 2015 EYOF PREPARATIONS WELL UNDERWAY

Montafon, 26th March – the EYOF Coordination Commission has paid a second visit to the venues in Austria and Lichtenstein that will, in just less than two year's time, host the 12th Winter EYOF.Only a short two weeks after having been assigned the EYOF Flag by Brasov, the organisers of the Vorarlberg/Liechtenstein 2015 Winter EYOF were visited by the EYOF Coordination Commission from the 12th to...
ITALIAN SPORT LOSES SPRINTING HERO PIETRO MENNEA

ITALIAN SPORT LOSES SPRINTING HERO PIETRO MENNEA

Italian sport is in mourning, today wrote the official website of the Italian National Olympic Committee, announcing the death of sprinter Pietro Mennea, the winner of the 200 metre gold medal at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games and the man who established a world record that remained unbeaten for over 16 years. He died yesterday, just before his 61st birthday after a brief illness.Nicknamed "the...
2013 INTERNATIONAL FRANCOPHONY DAY

2013 INTERNATIONAL FRANCOPHONY DAY

Paris, 20th March – the International Francophony Day is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March every year, in the 77 member countries of the International Francophony Organisation. The date commemorates the Niamey Convention that created the organisation of francophone nations, signed on the 20th of March.The French language is, together with English, the official language of the...

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