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48th EOC General Assembly kicks off in Warsaw

Warsaw, Oct 25, 2019: The 48th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) got under way today in Warsaw, Poland. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach provided the welcome address for the two-day meeting, encouraging the EOC to build on the great success of the 2019 European Games in Minsk,

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Now Accepting Account Registrations for the TMC Website

Tokyo, October 18, 2019: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the website launch for the Tokyo Media Center (TMC) * 1 which will serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Tokyo 2020 Games (Account Registrations TMC Website). Even those without accreditation (AD) for

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Golden Finish to memorable ANOC World Beach Games 2019

Doha, Qatar, October 16, 2019: It was a golden final day for the first-ever Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games which have concluded in Qatar (Golden Finish Beach Games). More than 1,200 athletes from 97 countries have competed across 13 sports over six days to remember, and the final

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Hosts Qatar set up golden finale bid as ANOC World Beach Games enters final day

Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019: Hosts Qatar have set up a potentially golden final day after reaching the Beach Volleyball final at the Association of National Olympic Committees ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019. Following five days of thrilling action involving 13 sports, the first ever edition of the Games sets for

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Opening Ceremony, world-class second day of action at ANOC World Beach Games

Doha, October 12, 2019: The first-ever Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games have officially been launched in Qatar with a tasteful Opening Ceremony that blended traditional local culture with international sport. Hundreds of athletes from 97 countries enjoyed a gloriously choreographed evening of entertainment in the Amphitheatre of Katara

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Star-Studded Field to shine at the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019

Doha, Qatar, October 09, 2019: Olympic medallists, global champions and most of the world’s top names in each of the 13 contested sports complete a stellar field that is expected to dazzle at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees ANOC Beach Games 2019 from October 12-16. The Local Organising Committee (LOC)

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New Faroese Government reaffirms commitment to Olympic campaign

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, October 8, 2019: Newly appointed Prime Minister of Faroe Islands, Bárður á Steig Nielsen, has reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to sport and gaining Olympic recognition (New Faroese Government reaffirms). The Prime Minister part of a new government formed following the recent general election on the Faroe

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World-Class Venues taking shape for 1st ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019

Doha, Qatar, October 07, 2019: Four world-class venues are taking shape ahead of the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games Qatar 2019 which will hold from October 12-16. An eye-catching mix of new beach front locations and state-of-the-art permanent venues have been chosen to host the 13 sports

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Swedish Olympic Committee Backs Faroe Islands Campaign for Olympic Recognition

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Sept 18, 2019: The Swedish Olympic Committee is the latest National Olympic Committee to come out in support of the Faroe Islands campaign for Olympic recognition. In a statement from the Swedish Olympic Committee, its President Mats Årjes, Vice President Per Palmström and Chief Operating Officer

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medal Designs Unveiled Symbolising diversity and embodying the energy and commitment of athletes

Tokyo, 24 July 2019 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled the designs of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals today, exactly one year before the commencement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Olympic Medal Designs Unveiled). The medal ribbon and case designs also unveiled. The