OLYMPICS - RIO POSTERS UNVEILED AT MUSEUM OF TOMORROW

OLYMPICS - RIO POSTERS UNVEILED AT MUSEUM OF TOMORROW

Rio de Janeiro, July 14, 2016 – twenty one days to the Games ... the final details are falling into place and “Rio is ready to welcome the world”, as the IOC confirms, whilst the Olympic Torch is nearing Rio, now being in São José dos Pinhais, in Paraná, one of the 27 states of Brazil, located in the south of the country, of which the capital city Curitiba...
OLYMPIC HOUSE OPENS IN MOLDOVA

OLYMPIC HOUSE OPENS IN MOLDOVA

Chisinau, July 13, 2016 - The opening of the Olympic House in the Moldovan capital Chisinau has been hailed as a true celebration of sport, culture and tradition. EOC Executive Committee Member Alexander Kozlovsky and the President of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian Candu were the guests of honour of the inauguration ceremony, which took place in the heart of the historic centre of...
PORTUGAL UEFA 2016 CHAMPION

PORTUGAL UEFA 2016 CHAMPION

Paris, July 12, 2016 – The UEFA Football championship came to an end on Sunday. 24 teams, 51 games, 108 goals scored and only one winner - Portugal against France at the Stade de France in St. Denis, Paris, 1-0, with a goal by Eder in extra time. The first title in the history of Portuguese senior football at a major tournament, ending the bitterness that still persisted in all the...
EOC – NEW EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT APPOINTED

EOC – NEW EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT APPOINTED

Rome, July 8, 2016 – Juri Tamm, the NOC of Estonia’s Vice President and Olympian hammer thrower, has been named the new President of the EOC EU Commission, Neinar Seli having stepped down.Juri Tamm, who is a long-standing friend of the EOC, can boast a great sports career. A hammer thrower, he has participated in four Olympic Games, winning bronze medals in 1980 and 1988, as well as...
PORTUGAL - SCHOOL SHIP SAILS TO RIO

PORTUGAL - SCHOOL SHIP SAILS TO RIO

Lisbon, July 6, 2016 - The school ship Sagres, manned by cadets in their 2nd year at the Portuguese Naval Academy, and which will be Portugal’s hospitality house during the 2016 Olympic Games, became the first ship of the Portuguese Navy to receive an award from a foreign country, the "Honour Star "of the Republic of Cape Verde, upon reaching the African republic of ten islands on its...
RIO OLYMPICS - ONE MONTH TO GO!

RIO OLYMPICS - ONE MONTH TO GO!

Rio de Janeiro, July 5, 2016 - With just one month to go to the start of the first Olympic Games in South America, organizers are racing to the finishing line to deliver the Olympics, and athletes are fine-tuning preparations for the unique experience they will remember all their lives. Meanwhile the Rio 2016 torch is approaching the Opening Ceremony. The places visited include the magnificent...
ISRAEL - SPECIAL LECTURERS ATTEND OLYMPIC DAY SEMINAR

ISRAEL - SPECIAL LECTURERS ATTEND OLYMPIC DAY SEMINAR

Tel Aviv, July 4. 2016 - The legendary Kenyan-born Danish runner Wilson Kosgei Kipketer, a former world record holder in 800m and 2 times Olympic medallist in 800m, was the guest of honour at the international Olympic Day, where he lectured about his personal view of the Olympic Games and their influence on his life. Janez Kocijancic, Vice-President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), as...
EU - SLOVAKIA ASSUMES THE SIX-MONTH ROTATING PRESIDENCY

EU - SLOVAKIA ASSUMES THE SIX-MONTH ROTATING PRESIDENCY

Brussels, July 1, 2016 – From today Slovakia takes over the helm of the Council of the EU. A series of image projections on the walls of the Bratislava Castle on the night of 30 June – 1 July, marked the handover of the Presidency of the EU Council from the Netherlands to Slovakia. The display was co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and...

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