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- The 21st Winter Olympic Games took place from 12th to 26th February 2010 in Vancouver (Canada). 3 Monegasque athletes, together with their chief of mission, Jacques Pastor, took part in the Games : Alexandra Coletti in alpine skiing, Patrice Servelle and Sebastien Gattuso in the bobsleigh.



- A meeting was held in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) from 30th to 1st April between the Technical Commission and Executive Committee of the Games of the Small States of Europe. Mr Jean-Pierre Schoebel (President of the Technical Commission) and Mr Raymond Gnutti (Chief of Mission) attended the meeting.





Approval of several amendments to the articles of the Games' Technical Regulations by the G.S.S.E. Executive Committee such as :


  • Number of medals awarded according to the number of contestants in an event.


  • The organising country to nominate four cyclists only for the ranking by team.


  • Nomination of all the members of the Technical Commission (by their National Olympic Committee).




On 7th May, a reception was held in the Louis II Stadium in Monaco as a prelude to the Youth Olympic Games "99 days to go", in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, Mr Paul Masseron (Minister for the Interior), the 4 athletes, their parents; coaches and Federation Presidents.




H.S.H. Prince Albert II during his address



















The young athletes



- On 27th and 29th May, the European Olympic Committees Seminar took place in Malta, in the presence of Mr Sébastien Gattuso, Chief of Mission for the YOG in Singapore. The working sessions not only concerned the YOG in Singapore, but other topics including :


  • The Olympic Games in London
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency
  • The Autonomy of the Olympic Movement


- From 16th to 30th June, the International Olympic Academy held, as it does every year, its 50th session from in Olympia. Mr Simone De Rosa (fencing) took part in the working sessions. Discussions were focused on the Olympics and the Olympic Movement as a platform for peace.



- Olympic Day was celebrated on 24th June.





The 2nd FANB Monaco Challenge, which consists of an orienteering competition on sports and general knowledge subjects, took place in the FontvieilleGardens.




With the participation of 450 school children, the day – a symbol of the Olympic values and colours – met with great success. Following the events, each student was awarded a diploma by the International Olympic Committee.



- From 14th to 26th August, the 1st Youth Olympic Games took place in Singapore. The event, created on the initiative of Count Jacques Rogge (President of the International Olympic Committee), groups together young athletes aged between 14 and 18 from 205 National Olympic Committees.


3,500 athletes competed in the sports events and also took part in the cultural and educational programme.


This was Mr Sébastien Gattuso's first experience as Chief of Mission. He discovered the administrative side of managing a delegation (logistics, transportation...).





The results obtained by the Monegasque athletes:


  • Pauline Ducruet (diving – 3m) ranked 12th position
  • Amélie Trinquier (swimming – 100m freestyle) – 45th /54 with a time of 1.05.04
  • Christopher Deleage (taekwondo under 73 kg) was eliminated during the first round against Gulec (GER)
  • Massimo Mazzolini (sailing – Byte 2) finished 25th / 29







- On 10th October, the Monegasque Olympic Committee took part in the 15th edition of Heritage Day focused on: "Monaco and Sport". Over 260 people visited the exhibition which presented all the Olympic parades as well as a retrospective of photos from 2010 (Vancouver OG, Singapore YOG and Olympic Day).



Retrospective of 2010


A video tracing Monaco’s participation in the Olympic Games since 1920.



- From 11th to 14th October, the 21st edition of "Sportel" took place.

The 12th "Illustrated Sports Book Prize" once again this year featured a large number of extremely interesting books (36 books from 4 countries).

  • The French Olympic National Committee and Sports Prize was awarded to "Pilotes Ferrari" by Frédéric Brun / Yann-Brice Dherbier (YB Editions – France).
  • The Monegasque Olympic Committee Prize went to "A Beautiful Game" by Tom Watt (Harper Collins Publishers – USA)
  • The Jury's Special Mention went to "Portraits Légendaires de Marins" by Rémy Fiere (Tana Editions – France).


The members of the jury


Acapulco - Mexico


  • 19th October: Executive Committee of the Games of the Small States of Europe


This meeting was held in the presence of the President and Secretary General of the European Olympic Committees.


- Amendment to article 1 of the Articles of Association.

- Affirm the strong link that unites the Games of the Small States of Europe to the European Olympic Committees.

- Support and assistance from the European Olympic Committees for the Games of the Small States of Europe, whilst remaining under the aegis of the IOC.


  • The 17th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees took place from 20th to 23rd October.


The A.N.O.C. executive board was elected. Mr Mario Vazquez Rana (MEX) was re-elected as President (a position he has held since its creation in 1979). A presentation was given on progress concerning the work of the Organising Committees for the Olympics in London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck 2012 and the summer YOG in Nanjing 2014. Anti-doping efforts, Olympic education and marketing in sports were also discussed.


  • 23rd October: The 1st World Olympic Sports Convention

brought together delegates of National Olympic Committees and Government representatives in charge of sport, who exchanged their points of view on cooperation and the relationship between the Olympic Movement and governments.


The topics broached concerned:


- autonomy in sport

- cooperation between Governments and NOC for Olympic Education, Sports and the Environment

- women in sport


The conference concluded with a declaration recommending :

- that relations be developed between the Olympic Movement and Governments with a common vision for cooperation, consultation, coordination and respect for national laws, in line with the principles of the Olympic Charter.



- From 18th to 21st November: A Seminar for the Chiefs of Mission of the 10th Winter Youth Olympic Festival was held in Liberec in the Czech Republic. The Monegasque delegate visited the venues and obtained useful information with a view to the participation of a young skier, Mr Nicolas Boisbouvier, aged 16.

—- From 18th to 21st November : A Seminar for the Chiefs of Mission of the 10th Winter Youth Olympic Festival was held in Liberec in the Czech Republic. The Monegasque delegate visited the venues and obtained useful information with a view to the participation of a young skier, Mr Nicolas Boisbouvier, aged 16.


- From 26th to 27th November, the 39th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees took place in Belgrade, Serbia. During the meeting, 2 representatives of the E.O.C. were elected to the A.N.O.C.'s Executive Committee.


  • Cities presented for the hosting of the 2018 OG.
  • Feasibility study on hosting "European Games".


The National Olympic Committees were asked for their opinion via a questionnaire.


Several commissions presented reports :



- Olympic Games

- Marketing and Communications

- Youth and Sport for All


- Olympic Education and Culture

- Medical and Anti-doping

- International relations

- Athletes



The organising cities for the European Youth Olympic Festivals 2015 were elected.


- in winter: Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein (AUT/LIE)

- in summer: Tbilisi (GEO)


Sochi was selected for the General Assembly in 2011.


- From 5th to 7th December: 7th World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture in Durban, South Africa


The Conference was organised by the IOC in partnership with UNESCO. Various topics were discussed with a key theme prevailing: a new way to view sport as a vehicle to promote educational and moral values.


- increased sports activities at the earliest age,

- youth mobilisation and involvement.


Like every year, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince awarded the following sports grants :


- Brice Etes (Athletics)

- Mathias Raymond (Rowing)

- Charlotte Casiraghi, Diane Ortolani-Duport and Wenceslas Thomel (Horseriding)

- Ilona Chiabaut, Kevin Crovetto and Karine Rico (Gymnastics)

- Cédric Bessi and Yann Siccardi (Judo),

- Angélique Trinquier (Swimming)

- Arnaud Alessandria, Alexandra Coletti and Olivier Jenot (Skiing)

- Christopher Deleage (Taekwondo)

- Damien Desprat-Lerale, Massimo Mazzolini and Marine Prat (Sailing)





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