News from the National Olympic Committee of Kosovo

14 Dec 2020

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14 December 2020

NOC of Kosovo

On 24 November, the NOC of Kosovo and the nongovernmental organisation “Let’s Clean Kosovo” (LCK) launched a national campaign entitled “Let’s colour the country.” This campaign envisages that, within 10 years, 1.8 million trees will be planted throughout Kosovo, as many as the inhabitants that live in the country, based on the latest statistics. NOC President Besim Hasani and LCK Executive Director Luan Hasanaj appointed Rio 2016 Olympic champion in judo Majlinda Kelmendi as the campaign’s Ambassador. Its launch event was held at the University of Pristina Campus Olympic Corner. Find out more here.

13 june 2019

Kosovo Olympic Committee
The Kosovo Olympic Committee marked the World Day of Sport and the Environment on 5 June with a major sporting event. The aim was also to promote empowerment and raise awareness around the role of women in sport, for which the Zahir Pajaziti square in Pristina hosted numerous athletes, leading state figures, deputies and prominent figures from sport and culture, including the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci; the former President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga; and the NOC President, Besim Hasani. All the personalities also practised various sports alongside with female athletes. At the end of the event, as is now traditional, the NOC leaders and the other participants headed to the University of Pristina campus, where they planted the 2019 Olympic Tree, while sports clubs planted another 50 trees. More details here.

20 décembre 2018

CNO du Kosovo

The NOC of Kosovo marked the fourth anniversary of its recognition by the IOC with a gala evening on 9 December. Guests included the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj; the Minister for Youth, Culture and Sport, Kujtim Gashi; and Rio 2016 Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi. Following a welcome speech by NOC President Besim Hasani, a posthumous award was given to Fadil Vokrri, the former Kosovan Football Federation and NOC Vice-President, who died six months ago. Kelmendi presented an Olympic participants’ pin to Albin Tahiri, who represented Kosovo at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The NOC also honoured a number of athletes and other important sporting figures who have contributed to sports development for over 50 years. More details at

11 June 2018

NOC Kosovo

Kosovo’s NOC staged its seventh Olympic Day on Friday 25 May. At the centre of the celebrations were 5,000 local children born in 2008 – the year of the country’s independence – who took part in a variety of events held in seven cities across the country. Around half of the 5,000 youngsters gathered in the main square in Pristina, the Kosovan capital, ahead of a fun run. Decked out in yellow, white and blue T-shirts – the colours of the Kosovan national flag – they were welcomed by Besim Hasani, the NOC President. Kosovo’s Olympic Day celebrations, which are organised in collaboration with local educational departments and which were also held this year in the cities of Gjilan, Gjakova, Prizren, Mitrovica, Peja and Ferizaj, were staged to coincide with the anniversary of the country’s NOC, which was founded on 27 May 1992. Full details here.

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