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- The 11th European Youth Summer Festival took place from 24th to 29th July in Trabzon, Turkey.

 

 

 

- Heads of Mission Seminar for the 30th Olympiad in London from 9th to 12th August

 

 

The Heads of Mission Seminar for the 30th Olympiad "London 2012" took place from 9th to 12th August.

 

 

Mr Sébastien Gattuso took part. Has was therefore able to :

 

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- meet the representatives of the Organising Committee so as to obtain the information necessary for the preparation of the Monegasque delegation,

- note progress on work to the various sporting venues,

- visit the Olympic Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Heads of Mission Seminar for the 1st Youth Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, 2nd and 3rd September

 

 

The Heads of Mission Seminar for the 1st Youth Winter Olympic Games took place on 2nd and 3rd September in Innsbruck.

 

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The Monegasque delegate listened with great attention to the presentations made by the Organising Committee, including details on the Olympic Village, the competition venues and the measures implemented for doping tests on minors.

 

 

- Promotional visit of Alexandria, candidate city for hosting the Mediterranean Games in 2017, 15th September in Monaco.

 

 

On 15th September, H.E. Ms Yvette Lambin Berti, Secretary General of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, welcomed the representatives of the Alexandria Bid Committee for hosting the 2017 Mediterranean Games (General Mahmoud Ahmed Ali, President of the Egyptian NOC, Doctor Rania Elwani, member of the International Olympic Committee and Mr Sherif Amin, Director of the Commission in charge of the Alexandria 2017 bid).

 

 

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A Powerpoint presented the various aspects of the bid (welcome, accommodation, transport, athletic programme...).

 

- Reception hosted by H.E. Mr Michel Roger, Minister of State

 

 

On 5th October, H.E. Mr Michel Roger, Minister of State, invited all the members of the Monegasque delegations having taken part in the 2011 competitions (Youth Olympic Winter and Summer Festivals, Games of the Small States of Europe and Winter Universiades) to a reception held at his residence in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and various Monegasque figures.

 

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His Highness was eager to offer his hearty congratulations to the medal winners and thank the training teams working to promote sport in Monaco.

 

- Promotional visit of Tarragona, candidate city for hosting the Mediterranean Games in 2017, 8th October in Monaco.

 

 

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On 8th October, H.E. Ms Yvette Lambin Berti, Secretary General of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, welcomed Mr Josep Ballesteros, the Mayor of Tarragona, Ms Theresa Zabell, Vice-President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Mr Mario Rigau, Executive Director of the bidding office for Tarragona 2017 and Ms Valérie Enault, Secretary for the bidding office, in order to take part in the presentation of Tarragona as candidate city to host the Mediterranean Games in 2017.

 

 

 

- Sportel 2011

Sportel took place, as it does every year, from 10th to 13th October. This was the 22nd edition.

 

 

The Monegasque Olympic Committee is traditionally associated with the Illustrated Sports Book Award. The shortlisted books were as numerous and diverse as ever.

 

 

The Monegasque Olympic Committee Award went to "Beau Jeu" by Mr Mike Powell - a book devoted to the tennis players who took part in the four legendary tournaments of 2010: The Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.

 

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- General Assembly of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games, from 12th to 16th October, in Mersin, Turkey

 

 

From 12th to 16th October, the Monegasque Olympic Committee took part in the General Assembly of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games in Mersin. Many items featured on the agenda, including:

 

 

- the granting of the Order of Merit to Mr Mario Pescante (Italy) and posthumously to Mr Henri Sérandour (France),

- the granting of the title of "Honorary Member" to Mr Ivan Curkovic (Serbia) and Mr José-Maria Echeverria (Spain),

- the adoption of amendments to the ICMG Charter,

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- the election of the host city for the 2017 Mediterranean Games. The city of Tarragona (Spain) won by an extremely close vote (2 votes) over its competitor Alexandria (Egypt).

 

 

 

A heated debate then took place concerning the admission of Palestine and Israel to the ICMG. As no agreement was reached, this item will be re-examined at a later date.

 

- 3rd Session of the Conference of the States party to the International Convention against doping in Sport, from 14th to 16th November in Paris - UNESCO

 

 

The 3rd Session of the Conference of the States party to the International Convention against doping in Sport was held from 14th to 16th November in Paris.

 

The goal of the Conference was to promote the International Convention against doping in Sport, as well as the implementation of the World Anti-doping Code.

 

It provided the opportunity to highlight the financial means available to eliminate doping in sport. H.E. Ms Yvette Lambin Berti and Doctor Jack Michel took part.

 

- 40th EOC General Assembly, 23rd and 24th November in Sochi, Russia.

 

 

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The 40th EOC General Assembly was held on 23rd and 24th November in Sochi, Russia.

 

 

Items on the agenda included a presentation of the reports by the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games in London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang in 2018.

 

 

Furthermore, the 1st Best European Athlete Award, created in memory of the President of the Polish NOC and member of the EOC Executive Committee, Piotr Nurowski, was presented to the young Polish cyclist, Tobiasz Lis.

 

The European Olympic Laurel Awards 2011 were presented to three key figures :

 

- Mr Alain Calmat (France), former high-level athlete in figure skating.

- Mr David Hemery (Great Britain), three-time Olympic medal winner (400 m hurdles and 4 x 400 m).

- Mr Luis Santos (Portugal), President of the Portuguese Handball Federation.

 

The participants also obtained detailed information on the study carried out regarding the feasibility of hosting the European Games. An EOC Extraordinary General Assembly will be convened on 12th April in Moscow in order to hear the opinion of the 49 NOCs.

 

The organising cities selected for the European Youth Olympic Festivals 2017:

- Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) for the Winter edition,

- Györ (Hungary) for the summer.

 

Athletic Scholarships



H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince awarded the following scholarships:

  • Brice Etes (Athletics)
  • Mathias Raymond (Rowing)
  • Charlotte Casiraghi, Tlavia Sillari, Diane Ortolani-Dupont and Wenceslas Thomel (Equitation)
  • Kevin Crovetto (Gymnastics)
  • Cédric Bessi and Yann Siccardi (Judo),
  • Pauline Ducruet, Angélique and Amélie Trinquier (Swimming)
  • Alexandra Coletti, Arnaud Alessandria,Olivier Jenot (Skiing)
  • Lucas Catarina (Tennis)
  • Christopher Deleage and Ludovic Pasteau (Taekwondo)
  • Marine Prat and Damien Desprat-Lerale (Sailing).

 

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