In Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, General assembly of the European Olympic Committees’ (EOC) was held on 23rd and 24th of November. Under the chairmanship of the EOC President Patrick Hickey, the Assembly gathered more than 300 representatives from 49 national committees within the EOC, numerous members of the International Olympic Committee led by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, representatives of the Organizing Committees of the forthcoming summer and winter Olympic Festivals of European Youth (EYOF) and other notables of the European and international sports among which were also the Croatian representatives, president of the HOO (Croatian Olympic Committee) who is at the same time a member of the Executive Board of the EOC Zlatko Matesa, and Secretary General of the COC Josip Cop.

In Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, General assembly of the European Olympic Committees’ (EOC) was held on 23rd and 24th of November. Under the chairmanship of the EOC President Patrick Hickey, the Assembly gathered more than 300 representatives from 49 national committees within the EOC, numerous members of the International Olympic Committee led by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, representatives of the Organizing Committees of the forthcoming summer and winter Olympic Festivals of European Youth (EYOF) and other notables of the European and international sports among which were also the Croatian representatives, president of the HOO (Croatian Olympic Committee) who is at the same time a member of the Executive Board of the EOC Zlatko Matesa, and Secretary General of the COC Josip Cop.
The major topic of the EOC’s General Assembly was European games modeled on other continental games, for which the leadership of EOC commissioned a feasibility study. According to the report of the consulting company Deloitte (which conducted the study), these games are very likely, have a strong support of 28 European sports federations and financially could be more than useful for the development of European sports. Whether the European Games will become a reality depends on the decision of the members of the EOC assembly at the special session to be held on April 12th, 2012, during the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
For the first time the European Olympic Committees awarded the prize for the best young athlete, “Piotr Nurowski”, named after the President of the Polish Olympic Committee tragically deceased in 2010 in a plane crash. The award, on whose shortlist was also the Croatian female judo fighter Barbara Matic, won the Polish cyclist Tobiasz Lis.
EOC’s Annual Awards for 2011 on the contribution to the development of European sports went to David Hemery, avice president of the British Olympic Committee, Alain Calmat, French Olympic silver medal winner in figure skating at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics and Luis Santos, president of the Portuguese Handball Association.
The next, 41st General Assembly of the EOC, will be held in 2012 in Eilat (Israel).