Presentation of the Monegasque delegation to the press
1st Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012
On 9th January at the Fairmont Hotel, the 3 athletes selected for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games were presented to the press in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, the Minister of the Interior, the representative of the President of the National Council, members of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, as well as several other personalities.
A video, produced by Mr Stéphan Maggi, showcased to both guests and representatives the goals of these Games and the serious preparation work of our young athletes.
1st Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012
from 13th to 22nd January
The 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games took place in Innsbruck, Austria, from 13th to 22nd January.
After the highlights of the Opening Ceremony, Mr Bryan Pelassy (alpine skiing)
They were accompanied by their coaches Messrs David Plassais for the bobsleigh, and Jean-Luc Mari for skiing, as well as the Chef de Mission, Mr Sébastien Gattuso. Mr Stéphan Maggi, the press officer, provided a daily report of events in word and image.GATTUSO.
The 2-man bob team were awarded an eye-catching bronze medal.
As for our young skier, he competed in the Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom events, in which he ranked 38th, 30th and 33rd position respectively out of a total 55 participants.
Reception at the Prince's Palace in honour of the YOG Athletes
On 30th April, a reception was held at the Prince's Palace in honour of the Monegasque delegation taking part in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games.
H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince presented the Monegasque Olympic Committee's bronze medal to the two bob-sleighers, as well as the Organising Committee's diploma to the three sportsmen and the managers for their participation in the first edition of these Games.
The Medal of the City was presented to the three athletes by Mr Georges Marsan, the Mayor of Monaco.
General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees
Moscow, 13th to 17th April
The 18th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees followed by the 2nd World Olympic Sport Convention were held in Moscow from 13th to 17th April.
The General Assembly elected Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Asian Association of Olympic Committees, as President of the Association of National Olympic Committees for the period 2012-2014.
Two representatives of the Monegasque Olympic Committee attended the meeting.
During the assembly, reports on the London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic Games were presented, in addition to the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016.
The discussions also focused on :
- the key role of the National Olympic Committees in anti-doping and illegal betting,
- the development of popular sport at local level,
- the role of sport as a vehicle for progress both socially and educationally.
The Candidate Cities bidding to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 were presented: Istanbul, Tokyo, Doha, Baku and Madrid.
2nd World Sport Convention
Furthermore, the second World Olympic Sport Convention brought together the representatives of the National Olympic Committees and Government representatives in charge of sport.
The discussions were focused on:
- the development and promotion of sport for youth
- the stabilisation and development of sport in the current international economic climate
- the establishment of cooperation between the National Olympic Committees and Governments for the positive development of high-level sport and the Olympic Movement
- the protection and strengthening of sporting values to combat increasing doping and illegal betting pressures.
Pre-registration delegation meeting for the 30th Olympic Games in London 2012
The pre-registration meeting for the delegation was scheduled on 25th April, an important step for our participation in the London Olympic Games.
Mr Sébastien Gattuso, in his capacity as Chef de Mission, took part.
The London 2012 Organising Committee was thus able to collect the information necessary to meet the needs of the Monegasque delegation and provide appropriate services to our team during the Games.
33rd Seminar of the European Olympic Committees
26th to 28th April in Budapest (Hungary)
The 33rd Seminar of European Olympic Committees was held in Budapest from 26th to 28th April.
The National Olympic Committees of Europe shared their experiences and points of view on the dossiers based on their day-to-day activities.
After the official opening, work began under the leadership of Mr Raffaele Pagnozzi, Secretary General of the European Olympic Committees.
The London 2012 Games and the preparations for the Sotchi 2014 Winter Games were examined during the plenary session.
Work then continued with two workshops focused this year on two highly sensitive topics to advance the world of sport:
- Identifying talent
- New means of communication and social networks.
The International Committee's Fair Play awards were presented during the seminar's evening closing event.
3rd General Assembly of the Francophone Association of National Olympic Committees
25th and 26th May in Quebec
The 3rd General Assembly of the Francophone Association of National Olympic Committees took place from 25th to 26th May in Quebec (Canada).
In addition to the representatives of the Francophone National Olympic Committees, several personalities including the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Grand Témoin de la Francophonie at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, took part in the discussions.
Together with Lord Sebastien Coe, Chairman of LOCOG, she signed a convention on the use of French at the London 2012 Games.
This General Assembly also provided the opportunity to announce officially Monaco's membership to this Association.
Several topics were broached:
- The Games of La Francophonie (Mr Bernard Maccario, Director General of the National Committee of the Games of La Francophonie, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the next Games which will be held in Nice from 6th to 15th September 2013)
- the Francophone sports associations
- the place of the French language within the sports movement and the prospects for action within the context of the 2012 Olympics in London
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