News from the Romanian Olympic Committee


08 Oct 2021

Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.

08 October 2021

Romanian NOC

The nine Team Romania athletes who won medals at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were honoured during an Award Gala Evening held at Olympic House in Bucharest. They were presented with their prizes by the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee and its partner, Toyota Romania. The Embassy of Japan in Bucharest was the co-organiser of the Gala. On this occasion, Toyota Romania told the audience about the TOP Partner Toyota project Beyond Zero, which is intended to eliminate the carbon emissions of its vehicles in the near future. More info here.

16 November 2020

The NOC of Romania, in partnership with the Aspen Institute Romania, the Romanian Commercial Bank, the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Youth and Sport, has launched the national online platform “Playing into Sports”. Inspired by the Aspen Institute’s “Project Play” programme, “Playing into Sports” is a national programme designed to promote mass sport and physical participation among children. The idea is to let the kids have fun with a wide range of specific educational sports exercises and to inspire parents to encourage their children to do sport while spending quality time together. A number of Romanian Olympic champions, local sports icons and celebrities joined the initiative as Ambassadors, offering their advice and promoting the platform on various media channels. More info at

12 October 2020

Romanian NOC
The Romanian NOC held its elections outdoors, on the field of play at the NOC’s Olympic Training Centre in Izvorani by Bucharest – a facility named “Sydney 2000” – due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. During the NOC General Assembly held on 24 September, Mihai Covaliu (Olympic champion in fencing, photo) was re-elected as President, and three new Vice-Presidents were elected. They are: Camelia Potec (Olympic champion in swimming), Elisabeta Lipa (Olympic champion in rowing) and Alexandru Dedu (President of the Romanian Handball Federation). Octavian Morariu retained his place in the Executive Committee, as the IOC Member in Romania. More info at

10 december 2018

Romanian NOC

The Romanian NOC created an “Olympic Forest” on land in the open-air Village Museum in Bucharest, near the Romanian NOC headquarters. One hundred Romanian Olympic stars planted 100 trees this year to celebrate the country’s centenary. The Olympic Forest symbolises life, tradition, human performance and the essence of mother nature, by using the Olympic values as an image vector. Representatives from the NOC of Romania, chaired by Mihai Covaliu, representatives from the national Olympic movement, as well as the Minister of Youth and Sports and school children attended the ceremony. Octavian Morariu, IOC Member in Romania, delivered a message from the IOC President while Djordje Visacki, a member of the European Olympic Committee (EOC) Executive Committee, brought a message from EOC President Janez Kocijancic. More info here.

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