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Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska, who won seven gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games, has been awarded the SOC Trophy, the highest annual award of the Slovakian Olympic Committee. The NOC President Frantisek Chmelar gave Caslavska the trophy during the opening ceremony of the 25th edition of Gym Festival in Trnava, Slovakia. Caslavska was the Czechoslovak NOC President from 1990 to 1992 and was a key figure in the successful division of the organisation into two new NOCs for the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. The National Youth and Sports Institute of Côte d'Ivoire recently received sports equipment from the National Olympic Committee of Germany. The donation, which comprised equipment for athletics, football, basketball, volleyball and handball, was presented during a ceremony at the Côte d'Ivoire NOC headquarters in the presence of Thomas Bach, German NOC President and IOC Vice-President, as well as Lassana Palenfo, Côte d'Ivoire NOC President and an IOC honorary member. The Luxembourg National Olympic Committee celebrated its centenary at a gala event held on 9 June. NOC president André Hoffmann welcomed guests including Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Minister for sports Romain Schneidera and IOC President Jacques Rogge. IOC Vice-President Thomas Bach, IOC EB member Patrick Hickey and IOC honorary member Grand Duke Jean and were also in attendence. GERMAN NOC DONATES SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO CÔTE D'IVOIREAbove IOC President Rogge joins guests at the centenary celebrations Above Vera Caslavska, then and nowVERA CASLAVSKA RECEIVES SLOVAKIAN AWARDLUXEMBOURG NOC CELEBRATES CENTENARYThe Swedish National Olympic Committee helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, with over 100 sporting and cultural events taking place across the city to mark the occasion. Highlights included the Olympic Festival, which was held at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium on 9 June, and a gala dinner attended by IOC President Jacques Rogge on 8 June.An Olympic youth camp also saw 600 young athletes coached in 30 different sports by former Olympians, while a Jubilee Marathon was held on 14 July on the same course as the Olympic marathon in 1912 and several museums in Stockholm also held exhibitions on the theme of the Olympic Games.SWEDEN MARKS 100 YEARS SINCE 1912 GAMESBelow The Olympic festival in Stockholm saw 800 Swedish Olympians enter the Olympic StadiumOLYMPIC REVIEW 15

IAAF INDUCTS COE AND BUBKA INTO HALL OF FAMEBelow Olympians and Olympic Reunion Centre staff gathered in London to enjoy the Olympic Games The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has launched a new website devoted to 3x3 basketball (www.3x3planet.com) which provides an individual worldwide ranking system for players and tournament organisers. Once players have registered and created a personalised profile, they can connect and communicate with other 3x3 users, find team-mates and opponents, locate and sign up to a large number of available tournaments, collecting ranking points every time they play. FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member Patrick Baumann (pictured above) said: "The launch of 3x3planet.com represents a major milestone in the development of 3x3 basketball." Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka (pictured left) are the latest greats to join the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame. Those already named as members to mark the centenary year of athletics' governing body include Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Kip Keino, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Irena Szewinska and Fanny Blankers-Koen. "I am delighted that two more of my Council colleagues will join the inaugural membership of the IAAF Hall of Fame," said IAAF President Lamine Diack. "In Sergey and Seb we have two great champions and record breakers." 1996, the Olympian Reunion Centre has been a feature at every edition of the Games, welcoming more than 20,000 Olympians through its doors. The WOA also hosted its first-ever gala dinner for heads of state, IOC members, leaders of international sports federations and a large number of Olympians at St James's Palace during the Games.During the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Olympians from around the world were welcomed at the Olympian Reunion Centre, operated by the World Olympians Association (WOA).Situated in Wellington Barracks, the Olympians Reunion Centre offered Olympians and their families a place to socialise and relax during the Games, while also providing meeting areas, refreshment services, communications, live television feeds and assistance with special reunion functions.Since its inauguration in Atlanta in FIBA LAUNCHES 3X3 WEBSITEFORMER ATHLETES WELCOMED AT OLYMPIAN REUNION CENTREISSF LAUNCHAt the International Junior Competition in Suhl, Germany, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) launched its "Run & Shoot" event - a new Sport for All competition format. The aim is to pursue the goals of the IOC's Sport for All Commission by promoting regular physical activity for health and social benefits. Run & Shoot is an easy-to-access shooting event that combines running with air rifle target shooting. "The ISSF presents this new format in the spirit of the Sport for All programme, but also to attract new, young shooters," said Franz Schreiber, Secretary General of the International Shooting Sport Federation. "We are aiming to develop Run & Shoot as a grassroots event, an easy step into our sport. We want to give young people a chance to practice shooting, to play an outdoor sport, and have fun in a healthy environment." WHO'S READING OLYMPIC REVIEW? Who: Canadian gymnast Rosie MacLennan, who won Olympic gold in the women's trampoline at the London 2012 Olympic GamesWhere: The Olympic Village in London.16 OLYMPIC REVIEW