- 14 Dec 2020
- NOC News
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14 December 2020
On 24 November, the NOC of Kosovo and the nongovernmental organisation “Let’s Clean Kosovo” (LCK) launched a national campaign entitled “Let’s colour the country.” This campaign envisages that, within 10 years, 1.8 million trees will be planted throughout Kosovo, as many as the inhabitants that live in the country, based on the latest statistics. NOC President Besim Hasani and LCK Executive Director Luan Hasanaj appointed Rio 2016 Olympic champion in judo Majlinda Kelmendi as the campaign’s Ambassador. Its launch event was held at the University of Pristina Campus Olympic Corner. Find out more here.
13 june 2019
20 décembre 2018
The NOC of Kosovo marked the fourth anniversary of its recognition by the IOC with a gala evening on 9 December. Guests included the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj; the Minister for Youth, Culture and Sport, Kujtim Gashi; and Rio 2016 Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi. Following a welcome speech by NOC President Besim Hasani, a posthumous award was given to Fadil Vokrri, the former Kosovan Football Federation and NOC Vice-President, who died six months ago. Kelmendi presented an Olympic participants’ pin to Albin Tahiri, who represented Kosovo at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The NOC also honoured a number of athletes and other important sporting figures who have contributed to sports development for over 50 years. More details at www.noc-kosovo.org.
11 June 2018
Kosovo’s NOC staged its seventh Olympic Day on Friday 25 May. At the centre of the celebrations were 5,000 local children born in 2008 – the year of the country’s independence – who took part in a variety of events held in seven cities across the country. Around half of the 5,000 youngsters gathered in the main square in Pristina, the Kosovan capital, ahead of a fun run. Decked out in yellow, white and blue T-shirts – the colours of the Kosovan national flag – they were welcomed by Besim Hasani, the NOC President. Kosovo’s Olympic Day celebrations, which are organised in collaboration with local educational departments and which were also held this year in the cities of Gjilan, Gjakova, Prizren, Mitrovica, Peja and Ferizaj, were staged to coincide with the anniversary of the country’s NOC, which was founded on 27 May 1992. Full details here.