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The M.O.C. up until 1996

1965 - 1975 

Between 1965 and 1967, the M.O.C. underwent several changes.S.O. n° 3315 of 16th April 1965 placed the M.O.C. under the presidency of H.E. MrPaul Noghès, the Principality’s Secretary of State and established the new committee with the following seven members :

  • Jacques de Millo Terrazzani, Vice-President.
  • Henri Crovetto, Treasurer General.
  • René Sangiorgio, Secretary General.
  • Dr Charles Bernasconi, Dr Louis Orecchia, Jean-Jo Marquet and Raymond Sangiorgio, President General of the A.S.M. 

S.O. n° 3354 of 26th June 1965 amended the status of the advisors and members of the Advisory Committee who would from then on be appointed for one year only. 

By S.O. n° 3700 of 9th December 1966, the Treasurer General and the Secretary General were to swap roles.Finally upon the request of the President Paul Noghès, who wished to terminate his mandate, S.O. n° 3843 of 3rd July 1967 fixed the new line-up of the committee with Jacques de Millo Terrazzani as its President. 

The M.O.C. was to begin the 1968 Olympic Year with a salient event. Before heading towards Grenoble, where the 10th Winter Olympic Games were being held, the Olympic torch from Olympia crossed the Principality of Monaco on 20th January.Fourteen Monegasque athletes took it in turns to carry the flame to the Louis II Stadium where they ran a lap of honour.The Principality however was not represented at these Games. 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20thJanuary 1968. The Olympic Torch, carried from Nice by Emile Battaglia and Jean-Pierre Crovetto, enters the Principality where it is welcomed on Quai Albert I by Edmond Pizzi, escorted by young skiers. 

 

 

In 1972, the I.O.C. had a new President, Lord Killanin, the Consul of Monaco in Ireland to whom the outgoing President, Avery Brundage, presented the symbolic key of the Château de Vidy in Lausanne, the headquarters of the I.O.C. since 1968. 

 

At the beginning of May 1973, the Principality of Monaco hosted the 4th General Assembly of the National Olympic Committees of Europe, presided over by Count Jean de Beaumont, also President of the French Olympic Committee and Vice-President of the I.O.C.Twenty-eight European countries from the thirty-two members of the E.O.C. were represented at this meeting.Iceland, San Marino, Malta and Albania were excused.

 

  

H.S.H. Prince Rainier accompanied by Lord Killanin.In the centre (in the background) Count Jean de Beaumont.

After welcoming H.S.H. Prince Rainier of Monaco, Lord Killanin opened the Friday 4th May session at the International Meeting Centre before a hundred or so delegates. 

The work formed the foundation for a real permanent and active partnership between the Olympic National Committees of Europe. In the spring of 1973, the presence of some of Europe’s top leaders in sport in Monaco provided the opportunity for the organisation of an Olympic Day on Sunday 6th May during which various sporting events in compliance with the Olympic standards took place. 

This special day concluded with a medal award ceremony at the Rainier III Water sports Stadium, presented by the Monegasque Olympic Committee. 

 

Count Jean de Beaumont presents the Hereditary Prince Albert with the bronze medal from the Monegasque Olympic Committee for the Lycée Albert I swimming team to which he belongs.

 

With over sixty-six years of passion behind it, the Monegasque Olympic movement continued its mission.The M.O.C. did not just send representatives to the O.G. but also contributed to youth education by encouraging sports activities.1975 provided the M.O.C. with new structures giving it its own personality. 

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