Jan Dijkema, who as President of the International Skating Union is about to oversee the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama in Japan, was a politician before he was a sporting politician, working as representing the PvdA in the House of Representatives in his native Netherlands until 1994.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič held a meeting with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics in Belgrade, during the European Week of Sport (EWoS).
Jan Dijkema is already more than halfway through his two-year term as President of the International Skating Union, and awaiting an imminent European Commission ruling on a test case involving two speed skaters that could have critical consequences for the shape of the continent’s future sport.
Officials are stepping-up a campaign to protect the future of the existing "European sports model" as expectations grow that the European Union (EU) could soon deliver a landmark ruling granting more power to "rival" leagues and bodies.
A European Union (EU) funded youth "Sports Xchange" softball programme between the Czech Republic and Croatia has been launched in Zagreb.
The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has issued a public call to 600 former athletes who are at the end of their sports career, urging them to sign up for its "La Nuova Stagione" project.
Michel Barnier, the co-President of the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Organising Committee, has been appointed to lead the European Union's negotiations with Britain following their decision to exit the continential bloc.
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Exclusive: EOC urge Federations against signing disputed part of inaugural European Championships contract
Organisers of the inaugural European Championships in 2018 claim they are reviewing any contractual details deemed non-compliant with sporting and political laws after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) stepped-up their criticism of plans to restrict the presence of participating Federations in other continental multisports events.
EU Commission open investigation into ISU eligibility rules following complaints from Dutch Olympic duo
The European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into the eligibility rules of the International Skating Union (ISU) after Dutch Olympic skaters Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt complained to the EU’s Executive Commission following the governing body's threat of lifetime bans for athletes who compete in unauthorised events.
A study by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), has claimed the sale of fake sports equipment costs legitimate manufacturers in the European Union €500 million (£365 million/$563 million) every year.
More needs to be done to stop the trafficking of young people through sport, it has been claimed today.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes' Commission chair Jean-Michel Saive has called for the public to embrace the first European Week of Sport, due to take place next month from September 7 to 13.
Hickey claims "hypocritical" politicians trying to use sport to "play their game" and he is fed-up with it
European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey has fiercely condemned what he describes as the "hypocritical" interference from Western Europe in sporting events, including last month's inaugural European Games in Baku.
WADA sign agreement with Innovative Medicines Initiative to increase collaboration between organisations
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will see the two organisations collaborate and share knowledge.