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OLYMPIC REVIEW19EL SALVADOR NOCORGANISES OLYMPICAND SOCIAL HARMONYFESTIVALAs part of the jointprogramme to reduceviolence andstrengthen socialcapital in El Salvador,the NOC, incollaboration with theMayor's office of SanSalvador and UNICEF,has organised the firstOlympic and SocialHarmony Festival.Some 500 children andyoung people fromlocal communities tookpart. The aim was toencourage childrenand young people totake part in leisure andrecreation activities to promote greatersocial harmony.NOC OF TOGO HOLDSSEMINARON THEENVIRONMENTThe NOC of Togo held aseminar entitled "WhySport and theEnvironment?" as partof a country-wideproject run by theNOC's Sport andEnvironmentCommission.Meanwhile, numerousathletes took part in aclean-up operationnear the municipalstadium. Similarseminars are plannedfor 2012.The Albanian NOC has organised a "Sport forDevelopment" project in Farke, a rural zone in theTirana region. Run jointly with UNICEF Albania, theproject brought together around 450 pupils fromvarious classes over three days. The teachingteam and administration of the school hosting theevent were also involved. The programmeincluded sports competitions including volleyball,basketball, football, gymnastics and athletics, as well as educational and artistic activities linked to the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. All theparticipants received certificates. The officialspresent included the NOC Secretary General andExecutive Committee members, as well as theChairman of the Municipality of Farke.BelowAround 450 pupils took part in a varietyof activities during the three-day "Sport forDevelopment" projectThe Austrian NOC has awarded the 2011 IOC Trophy for Sport and Social Responsibility to former Alpine skier and co-founder of the KADA athlete career association RoswithaStadlober. KADA helps Austrian athletes plan theirprofessional careers during their sportscompetition careers and to integrate into working life after sport. BelowKarl Stoss, Austrian NOC President,presents Roswitha Stadlober with her awardSPORTFORDEVELOPMENT PROJECTINALBANIAAUSTRIANNOCAWARDS2011 IOCTROPHY TOSTADLOBER GERMANNOCLAUNCHESALCOHOLAWARENESS CAMPAIGNSOCHICOORDINATIONCOMMISSION VISITMARKSRUSSIANNOC'S100THANNIVERSARYThe German NOC has launched an "Enjoy sportwithout alcohol" campaign in collaboration with theFederal Centre for Health Education. The campaignto prevent alcohol in sports clubs calls upon clubsto organise alcohol-free sports weekends and to set an example for the responsible handling of alcohol. German NOC President and IOC EBmember Thomas Bach, who is patron of thecampaign, officially launched the initiative with the centre's Director, Elisabeth Pott.Below Elisabeth Pott and Thomas Bach The IOC Coordination Commission for the 2014Olympic Winter Games completed its sixth visit to Sochi, Russia, in September, coincidingwith the Russian NOC's 100th anniversarycelebrations. The Commission noted the goodprogress being made at all levels, in particularmeasures to generate interest in the Gamesacross the country. Coordination CommissionChairman Jean-Claude Killy said: "We havebeen very impressed with the way theorganisers have proactively reached out topeople in every corner of the country to makethem feel part of the Sochi Games. The 2014fan club is now well and truly in place acrossthis great nation."NEWS INBRIEFcopyright GEPA-Pictures

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-DopingAgency (WADA) approvedthe 2012 List of Prohibited Substances andMethods at its meeting held at the IOCheadquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new version of the List will come intoforce on 1 January 2012. As one of thecornerstones in the global fight against doping, the list specifies substances and methodsprohibited in sport, and it is a mandatorydocument for all organisations that have adoptedthe World Anti-Doping Code.The annual revision of the List is a highly-consultative process facilitated by WADA, andbegins with circulation of a draft List amongst its stakeholders. Comments are considered by WADA's ListExpert Group, which then presents its conclusionsto WADA's Health, Medical and ResearchCommittee. Recommendations are then made to WADA's Executive Committee.PERUVIAN NOCHOLDS SPORTINGFORUMThe Peruvian NOC andthe Peruvian Universityof Applied Scienceshave successfullyorganised a forumentitled "Contributionsto developing sport inPeru". Numeroussports personalitiestook part, includingNOC President JoséQuiñones González,IOC member IvánDibos and NOCSecretary GeneralFrancisco Boza. TheNOC Presidentpresented an analysisof the situation inPeruvian elite sport,stressing the need tofocus more on physicaleducation in the schoolcurriculum. Severalathletes also attendedthe forum.The NOC of France has hosted a week of trainingfor the first eight volunteers selected to get involvedwith other NOCs in the framework of the"International Civic Service" project. Aged between 20 and 25, the volunteers weretaught about the values of Olympism and werepresented to the Administration Board by NOCPresident Denis Masseglia. These young people will embark on a six-to-eight-month trip around the world: from Burundi to Haiti, passing through Cameroon, Albania, Rwanda, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofMacedonia and Togo.Below Denis Masseglia, French NOC President,at a training weekwith Olivier Lenglet (seated,right) andthe first eight volunteers who arepreparing to travel around the world FRENCHNOCHOSTS VOLUNTEERTRAININGWADAAPPROVESNEWLISTOFBANNEDSUBSTANCESCHRISTCHURCHTOWELCOMENZATHLETES HOMEThe New Zealand NOC has announced that thecity of Christchurch, which was struck by aterrible earthquake in February 2011, will hostthe official welcome home event for the NewZealand Olympic team after the London OlympicGames in 2012. The NOC also indicated thatChristchurch athletes will benefit from financialsupport to help continue their training thanks to an IOC donation.Below Mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, (centre)with NZ Olympic team Chef de Mission, DaveCurrie, (right) and heptathlete, Rebecca Wardell ISRAELINOC-SPORTFOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYThe Israeli NOC recently organised a series ofsports events that placed athletes at the serviceof the community. The initiative saw 70 breastcancer patients and seven Olympic athletesparticipating in a golf fun day at the Israeli golfcentre in Caesarea. A day of sport shooting wasalso organised in Herzeliya as part of a socialresponsibility project aimed at London 2012athletes for the benefit of cancer patients.Right A golf fun day was one of the eventsorganised by the Israeli NOCNEWS INBRIEF20OLYMPIC REVIEW