WE WISH YOU ALL A GREAT HOLIDAY!

WE WISH YOU ALL A GREAT HOLIDAY!

….and look forward to being back in touch in September, the start to a particularly active period for the Olympic Family of Europe. Many rendezvous are on the EOC agenda: mid-September the 3rd Executive Committee meeting in Tirana, Albania; in October the European Athletes Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia and the ANOC general Assembly in Washington; by the end of November the EOC General...
EYOF 2021 – 3 CANDIDATES CITIES IN THE RUN

EYOF 2021 – 3 CANDIDATES CITIES IN THE RUN

Rome, August 6, 2015 - Three European cities - Kosice (SVK), Victoria (ESP) and Vuokatti (FIN) – are eager to organize the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2021. Their candidatures were received at the EOC Headquarters within the fixed deadline, 1 August 2015. Each of the two cities on the run for the Summer event – the Slovak Kosice and the Spanish Kosice - will have to convince...
RIO 2016: ONE YEAR TO GO

RIO 2016: ONE YEAR TO GO

Rio de Janeiro, August 5, 2015 - Twelve months before staging world’s greatest sporting event, Rio 2016 looks at what has been achieved and what is still to come. The official website of the 2016 Olympics focuses on the various initiatives launched besides the Games organisation. Since Rio won the right to host the Games, in 2009, the organising committee has worked on many initiatives in...
SOUTH SUDAN 206TH NOC IN THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

SOUTH SUDAN 206TH NOC IN THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

Lausanne, August 4, 2015 - During its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the full recognition of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of South Sudan, which becomes the latest territory to be recognised by the IOC following the NOC of Kosovo last December. The IOC now counts 206 NOCs.  IOC President Thomas Bach personally welcomed the South...
A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE NORWEGIAN SPORT

A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE NORWEGIAN SPORT

Oslo, August 4, 2015 – The Norwegian Confederation of Sports has a new President:  Tom Tvedt,47 a board member since 2011. He was elected unopposed by acclamation last June 5, by the Sport Parliament in Trondheim. He succeed outgoing president Borre Rognlien A former handball player, Tvedt is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. In 2007 he became county mayor...
THE 14th EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES

THE 14th EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES

Berlin, August 3, 2015 – Some 2300 Jewish athletes from 36 countries are gathered in the German capital city from July 27, and until August 5, for a ten-day competitions in 19 sports. These sports games are held in Germany for the first time since their creation, 70 years after the end of World War II, and have been named “a triumph of good over evil.” The opening ceremony...
TBILISI MAGNIFICIENT HOST TO SUMMER EYOF 215

TBILISI MAGNIFICIENT HOST TO SUMMER EYOF 215

Tbilisi, August 3, 2015 - The Summer 13th Youth Olympic Festival is over. The Closing Ceremony, which was held in the Athletes Olympic Village on August 1st, included the parade with the flags of the 50 participating European countries; short speeches and finally acrobats, dancers and fireworks. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, and Europe’s Olympic Committee Vice-president,...
THE IOC NAMED BEIJING AND LAUSANNE

THE IOC NAMED BEIJING AND LAUSANNE

Kuala Lumpur, July 31, 2015 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today named Beijing, People's Republic of China, as the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022, and Lausanne for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.The Chinese capital was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Beijing received 44 votes to Almaty’s 40.As a result,...
TBILISI 2015 – NOT ONLY MEDALS

TBILISI 2015 – NOT ONLY MEDALS

Tbilisi, July 29, 2015 – Things are getting serious in the Georgian capital city, where the 13th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival began on Sunday. The first medals have been awarded and the competitions are in crescendo. The Host country team took its very first medal yesterday, thanks to young Georgian judoka Zurab Kakhiashvili. Athletes from 50 countries are at the sports and...

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