NEWS 07 May 2021 Five finalists in the running up to become European Winter Young Athlete of the Year

The EOC has unveiled the five finalists for the Piotr Nurowski “Best Winter European Young Athlete” Prize of 2021 (PNP). Again, this year girls are favoured with four nominations: Croatian alpine skier Zrinka LJUTIC, British freestyle skier Kirsty MUIR, Belgian snowboarder Evy POPPE and Slovenian biathlete Lena REPINC.  The list is conclude..

NEWS 05 May 2021 Turkish Olympic Committee mourns loss of its Vice President Türker Arslan

Türker Arslan, Deputy Vice President of the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC), died at the age of 78 years on 4 May 2021. Arslan was a Board Member and Vice President of TOC since 1998. Graduated from Galatasaray High School and Istanbul University Faculty of Law, he worked as a lawyer for many years, while also as editor-in-chief and sports writ..

NEWS 04 May 2021 Road to Tokyo: Long jumper Smajlaj eyes first Olympic medal for Albania

Izmir Smajlaj has made quite a name for himself in Albania. He’s been national long jump champion for 18 straight years, held the national record for 14, and is also the only Albanian athlete to have won a major athletics championship, a feat he accomplished by claiming gold at the 2017 European Indoor Championship in Belgrade. This year he..

NEWS 01 May 2021 EOC mourns loss of Azerbaijan Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov passed away yesterday night in New York due to a severe illness. Rahimov, aged 56, was a key figure in the launching of the first European Games in Baku in 2015. The Olympic family of Europe sends its sincerest condolences to his family and the NOC of Azerbaijan.

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