- 24 Sep 2018
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News from the Cyprus Olympic Committee
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
24 September 2018
On 15 September at Olympic House in Nicosia, the NOC of Cyprus celebrated Olympic Day 2018, in the presence of many athletes, more than 15 national federations and hundreds of fans. The programmes included two runs: an 800m dash for children under 15, and a 5km run for teens and adults, as well as demonstrations in various sports. Fans could also try out numerous sports. This 2018 edition was co-organised by the NOC and the Strovolos Municipality. More info here.
7 August 2018
Cyprus Olympic Committee
The Cyprus Olympic Committee has announced the death of one of the most important figures in Cypriot sport and a pioneer of women’s sporting rights on the island, Iro Mitsidou (r, on photo), who passed away aged 87 on July 25. Mitsidou, a track and field athlete, won Pan-Hellenic accolades during the 1940s before going on to serve as a Cypriot sports official. She became the first ever woman to serve on the boards of the NOC (2003), the Cyprus Sports Organisation (1988) and the “Pancyprian” Gymnastics Club (1990), the very athletics club she competed for. More info at www.olympic.org.cy.
11 June 2018
The Cyprus Olympic Committee has established a sports management training programme for women. The initiative, which started in May 2018 and will carry on until the end of the year in Nicosia, is being overseen by the NOC’s Women and Sports Commission, and has been made possible thanks to the 2017 IOC Women and Sport Award for Europe, which was presented to former European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. The “Promoting women as sports executives” programme is aimed solely at female executives and covers a broad range of sports management topics, with the contribution and participation of distinguished trainers, sports experts and renowned athletes from Cyprus and other countries. The first session of the 26-hour training course took place on 29 May and featured as a guest speaker Claudia Bokel, the Athens 2004 Olympic fencing champion and former member of the IOC Executive Board. More info on www.olympic.org.cy.