2015 WINTER EYOF - FROM GREECE THE FLAME FLIES TO THE ALPS

2015 WINTER EYOF - FROM GREECE THE FLAME FLIES TO THE ALPS

Athens, 19th January 2015 - during the traditional ceremony organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Flame for the "Vorarlberg & Liechtenstein 2015" Winter European Youth Olympic Festival was lit at the Panathenaic Stadium on Sunday.The High Priestess Katerina Lehou handed the flame lit by the sun to the first Torchbearer, ski champion Panagiotis Papapanagiotou. A chorus of 20...
BAKU EUROPEAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS WILL BE KNOWN AS FLAMEKEEPERS

BAKU EUROPEAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS WILL BE KNOWN AS FLAMEKEEPERS

Baku, 15th January 2015 – Recruitment for Games volunteers is underway and more than 16,000 hopefuls have already applied online for selection. Baku 2015 will recruit 12,500 volunteers by the time the Games begin on 12 June, and is conducting hundreds of interviews on a weekly basis.Volunteers at the inaugural European Games will be known as Flamekeepers.The name reflects the volunteers' central...
”ALBANIA IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES” BEST VIDEO CONTEST

”ALBANIA IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES” BEST VIDEO CONTEST

Tirana, 15th January – The NOC of Albania in cooperation with the Children's Cultural Center of the city of Durres, Albania's main port, organized a competition for the "Albania in the Olympic Games" Best Video, aimed to incite the students into gathering information about the Olympic Movement in Albania and presenting it in the form of a video. The contest took place in 2 phases. In the first...
HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS AWARD CEREMONY

HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOLDS AWARD CEREMONY

Athens, 14th January 2015 – at a bright ceremony, the Hellenic Olympic Committee has this week awarded prizes to athletes, sports personalities, organizations and institutions for their contribution to sport and Olympism. Apostolos Christou (swimming) and Athina Maria Aggelopoulou (rowing) were awarded a prize for their silver medals at the Youth Olympic Games "Nanjing 2014", and Marios...
- 150 DAYS TO INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES: CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME KICKS OFF

- 150 DAYS TO INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES: CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME KICKS OFF

Baku, 14th January 2015 - some of Azerbaijan's most popular entertainers will become Celebrity Ambassadors for this summer's inaugural event. The names of 13 stars from the world of music, television and entertainment were revealed at a launch event at the Mugham Center in Baku on Tuesday afternoon during the 150 days to go to the games. They include singers Tunzala Aghayeva, Miri Yusif, Roya,...
LATVIA TAKES OVER EU PRESIDENCY

LATVIA TAKES OVER EU PRESIDENCY

Riga, 12 January 2015 - for the first time since they joined the European Union in 2004, Latvia, one of the three Balkan States, took over the EU Rotating Presidency on 1 January.Following the Italian presidency, Latvia has released its programme for the forthcoming six months.Regarding in particular sport policy, the Latvian Presidency has chosen 2 priorities:- Strengthening grassroots sport,...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES SIGNS BROADCAST DEAL IN ITALY

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES SIGNS BROADCAST DEAL IN ITALY

Baku, 8th January 2015 – the inaugural Baku European Games will be broadcast by Sky Italy that has signed a deal with the organisers to screen live coverage and highlights across its sports channels, as well as providing extensive coverage on Sky Go. The station has secured exclusive rights in the country and will also promote the Games via its popular Sky Sport 24 news channel to increase...
OLYMPIC CULTURE COMMISSION MEETS IN ROME

OLYMPIC CULTURE COMMISSION MEETS IN ROME

Rome , 9 January 2015 - the new EOC commission charged with the task of following issues related Olympic culture and heritage has held a first meeting at the EOC headquarters in Rome, chaired by onetime figure skating champion Susanna Rahkamo (FIN), now vice-president of the NOC of Finland.The small but very motivated group - from left to right in the photo Laura Carlescu Badea (ROU), Omur Dugan...
THE VORARLBERG AND LIECHTENSTEIN WINTER EYOF STARTS IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS

THE VORARLBERG AND LIECHTENSTEIN WINTER EYOF STARTS IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS

Tschagguns, 8 January 2015 - The 2015 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival team is ready. The EYOF in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein starts in less than 3 weeks, on 25 January. From then until 30 January 900 young athletes aged 14 and 18, from 45 different countries, will compete in eight disciplines, the strongest from each nation. EYOF Medals will be awarded in the following sports: Alpine...

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