2 November 2018

The most important event on the calendar this year for the European Olympic Committees (EOC) is now just a week away. The 47th annual EOC General Assembly will take place in Marbella, Spain on 9 and 10 November.

In addition to updates from the organisers of next year’s European Games, Games of the Small States of Europe, and winter and summer editions of the European Youth Olympic Festival, the Assembly will also receive reports on future Olympics of PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will deliver a welcoming speech on the first day meeting.

Opening the Assembly will be Spanish NOC President and host of the event, Alejandro Blanco. EOC President Janez Kocijančič, who was elected president at the 47th General Assembly a year ago in Zagreb, Croatia, will also speak at the event along with EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi and ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg.

The days in Marbella will also celebrate some of Europe’s best athletes and sports administrators with the announcement of the winners of the 8th Piotr Nurowski Prize, the European Olympic Laurel Awards and the EOC Order of Merit. The five finalists for the Summer Edition of the Piotr Nurowski prize are: Laura STIGGER (Austria), Ajna KESELY (Hungary), Iga SWIATEK (Poland), Eva Alina HOCEVAR (Slovenia), and Jakub STASTNY (Czech Republic).

Also on the agenda are reports on Olympic Solidarity, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the EOC Commissions and the European Union.

Finally, the elections for the n. 1 European Representative within the ANOC Executive Council will also take place in Marbella.

The EOC Executive Committee will hold its final meeting of the year a day ahead of the General Assembly on 8 November.