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Heads of Mission Seminar for the 22nd "Sochi" 2014 Winter Olympic Games from 5th to 8th February


The Heads of Mission Seminar for the 22nd "Sochi 2014" Winter Olympic Games was held from 5th to 8th February. Mr Sébastien Gattuso met the representatives of the Organising Committee and gathered all the information necessary (accommodation, transportation, accreditation) to prepare for the arrival of the Monegasque delegation. He was able to see how work was progressing on the sports venues and visit the Olympic Village.


11th European Youth Winter Olympic Festival Brasov from 17th to 22nd February


The 11th European Youth Winter Olympic Festival took place in Brasov, Romania from 17th to 22nd February. The young skier, Bryan Pelassy, took part in the Alpine skiing events.

He was accompanied by his coach, Jean-Luc Mari and the Head of Mission.

After a fall during the Slalom, Bryan finished 55th (out of 98) in the Giant Slalom


Technical Commission Meeting and Heads of Mission Seminar for the 15th Games of the Small States of Europe, 29th March


The Technical Commission for the 15th edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe was held on 29th March in Luxembourg.

Presided over by Mr Jean-Pierre Schoebel, it examined the technical sporting regulations for the Games and the eligibility of foreign athletes.

During the Heads of Mission Seminar, also on 29th March, Messrs Raymond Gnutti, Head of Mission, and Sébastien Gattuso, Deputy Head of Mission, held discussions with the representatives of the Organising Committee. They visited the accommodation facilities and the competition venues.

34th Seminar of the European Olympic Committees, from 16th to 18th May in San Marino

The 34th Seminar of the European Olympic Committees was held in San Marino from 16th to 18th May.

Coupled this year with the IOC Olympic Solidarity Continental Forum, the seminar provided the maximum information with regard to global and continental programmes offered to NOCs.

Updated information on preparations for the "Sochi 2014" and "Rio 2016" Olympic Games was also provided.

One part of the seminar was wholly dedicated to the European Youth Olympic Festival, in preparation for a call for candidates for the 2019 editions.

The three days of information and discussions also covered follow-up on preparation for the "Nanjing 2014" and "Lillehammer 2016" YOG, the "Luxembourg 2013" Games of the Small States of Europe, the review process of the World Anti-Doping Agency's anti-doping code, the activities of the continental athletes' commission and preparations for the annual meeting in Croatia.

A presentation of the first European Games organised in Bakou (Azerbaidjan) was also included.

Executive Committee Meeting and GSSE General Assembly in Luxembourg on 27th May

The 15th Games of the Small States of Europe from 27th May to 1st June

In the run up to the 15th edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe, which took place from 27th May to 1st June, the Executive Committee and the GSSE General Assembly were held on 27th May.

Important decisions were made:

                -  the sports programme for the 2017 Games to be held in San Marino was approved,

-  amendments were made to the Games Technical Regulations concerning golf,

- Mr Jean-Pierre Schoebel was re-elected as President of the Technical Commission for a two-year period.

  The Monegasque Olympic Committee is proud of this re-election as this gives recognition to Mr  Schoebel's qualities and investment. For Monaco, this also guarantees involvement in all technical discussions.

In the late afternoon on 27th May, the Monegasque Olympic Committee hosted its traditional afternoon tea  in the "Cercle Cité" in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, H.E. Mr Gilles Tonelli, Ambassador of Monaco to Benelux, Mr Paul Masseron, Minister of the Interior, H.E. Ms Yvette Lambin-Berti, Secretary General and all the members of the delegation.

This convivial interlude was preceded by the Opening Ceremony procession which was headed by the flag-bearer François Xavier Paquot (swimming).

For these Games, the Monegasque delegation consisted of 90 athletes representing 10 disciplines.

On the evening of Friday 31st, the day before the curtain would lower on the Games, all the members of the delegation met for one last enjoyable moment together at a cocktail party organised by H.E.  Mrs Yvette Lambin Berti.

The Principality won 28 medals:

7 gold (4 for gymnastics, 2 for tennis and 1 for athletics)

7 silver (2 for table tennis, 2 for gymnastics,  2 for athletics and 1 for shooting) 

14 bronze (1 for tennis, 3 for table tennis, 1 for volley ball, 3 for judo, 4 for athletics, 1 for gymnastics and 1 for swimming). The judoka Guillaume Ereseo won the Fair Play Award.

Monaco finished in 6th place after Luxembourg, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein and Montenegro. The 4th place since the creation of the Games has been maintained.




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