Monday, 6 April 2009

OLYMPIC NEWSLETTER N°279 - From 30/03/2009 to 03/04/2009

This weekly newsletter provides you with background information and news on the IOC's activities.


03 April 2009
2016 Games: Start of the Evaluation Commission Visits
The IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2016 Games kicked off its inspection visits on 4 April in Chicago (USA), where it will spend four days. Under the leadership of Nawal El Moutawakel, the Commission members will then go to Tokyo... [ Full Story ]

02 April 2009
NOCs Confirm Candidate Cities for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that three National Olympic Committees have confirmed they will put forward Candidate Cities to apply to host the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. They are, in... [ Full Story ]

01 April 2009
Global effort for a sustainable development
The 8th World Conference on Sport and the Environment which concluded yesterday in Vancouver focused on two over-arching themes: the current economic crisis and the importance of the youth involvement. With these themes in mind,... [ Full Story ]

31 March 2009
Greening The Games
From the beginning of a city's desire to stage an Olympic Games, through to the long-term effects of those Games, environmental protection and, more importantly, sustainability, are prime elements of Games planning and operations. The... [ Full Story ]

31 March 2009
First-ever winners of the IOC Sport and Environment Award
The very first winners of the IOC Award for Sport and the Environment were announced on the first day of the World Conference on Sport and Environment in Vancouver. The inaugural trophies were presented to five organisations... [ Full Story ]

30 March 2009
All eyes on Vancouver 2010
After a successful International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to Vancouver last October, the Commission will make its eighth visit to Vancouver at the end of this month. The visit is particularly notable as it... [ Full Story ]

30 March 2009
Coca-Cola’s Top Environmental Sponsorship
To coincide with the 8th World Conference on Sport and the Environment, which is being held in Vancouver, Canada, Worldwide TOP Partner Coca-Cola has announced details of its environmental action plan. The plan demonstrates how... [ Full Story ]

30 March 2009
IOC supports the sustainable sport and environment toolkit
While the 8th World Conference on Sport and Environment is starting today in Vancouver, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already pledged its commitment to provide sustainable legacies by strongly supporting the Sustainable... [ Full Story ]

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02 April 2009
PâKOMUZé 2009: a “heroic” programme!
Are you going skiing during your Easter holidays? If not, come and enjoy the activities at the Museum being organised by the Education and Cultural Services section for young visitors during the holidays. They have been devised to fit... [ Full Story ]

30 March 2009
This week at the Museum... 31.03-05.04.09
Temporary exhibition Heroes Until 13 September 2009 An historic and sociological approach to the star system in different eras. An exhibition available in four modules: Ancient heroes (from 776 BC to 393 BC); The heroes of tradition... [ Full Story ]