Egyptian Olympic Committee
Thursday، 09 December 2010 12:00 AM
The Egyptian Olympic Committee is a sports body that has its separate juristic personality. Headquartered in Cairo, the Egyptian Olympic Committee is associated with the International Olympic Movement committing itself to the full respect of all articles of the Olympic Charter and the World Anti-Doping Code endorsed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It also complies with all decisions issued by the IOC.
• Towards the end of the 19th Century, foreigners in Egypt established a number of social and sportive clubs. Later Egyptians followed suit with such clubs as: Railway Club (al-Seka al-Hadid); al-Ahly (National) Club; al-Jaziera Club; Heliopolis Club; and Maadi Club.
• The Egyptian Olympic Committee was established on June 13, 1910 by Angelo Bolanaki under the auspice of Khedive Abbas Helmi II and Prince Omar Tosson.
• Egypt competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Only one athlete (Ahmad Hassanien) participated in the Olympics in Fencing.
• At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, two athletes represented Egypt in 1920. It was the nation's debut in athletics. Neither of the two athletes were able to advance past the initial round in any of their events.
• At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 32 Egyptian competitors, all men, took part in 15 events in 5 sports. 5 of them won medals.
• At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, 53 Egyptian competitors, all men, took part in 30 events in 10 sports. 5 of them won medals.
• At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, 85 Egyptian competitors, all men, took part in 53 events in 12 sports. 5 of them won medals.
• At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, 106 Egyptian competitors, all men, took part in 65 events in 14 sports. Only one of them won a medal.
• Egypt boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia because of the British and French involvement in the Suez Crisis. However, the equestrian events for the 1956 Games were held in Stockholm, Sweden five months earlier (because of Australian quarantine regulations), and three Egyptian riders competed.
• Egypt and Syria, as the United Arab Republic, competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Syria was a constituent of the United Arab Republic in 1960, but almost all 74 competitors for the Olympic team were from Egypt. 74 competitors, all men, took part in 34 events in 12 sports. Only two won medals.
• Egypt, as the United Arab Republic, competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. No medals were won.
• Egypt competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. The North African nation made its Olympic debut in 1912. The Egyptian contingent included 28 male athletes, 1 female athlete and 18 officials. Because of the Munich massacre, some members of the Egyptians contingent left the Olympics early.
• During the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Egypt, along with many other countries, boycotted due to the participation of New Zealand, who still had sporting links with South Africa.
• Egypt boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
• Egypt, represented by the Egyptian Olympic Committee, competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Egypt's anthem, Bilady, Bilady, Bilady ("My Homeland, My Homeland, My Homeland") was played when Egypt won a gold medal. The Gold medal was won by Wrestler Karam Gaber, (Men's Greco-Roman (96 kg)). One silver medal was won by boxer Mohammad Ali (Men's Super Heavyweight (over 91 kg)); three bronzes two by boxers Ahmed Ismail (Men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg)) and Mohammad al-Sayed (Men's Heavyweight (91 kg)); and one by Taekwondo player Tamer Bayoumi (Men's 58 kg).
• Egypt competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. The only medal grabbed was by won by Judo player Hesham Mesbah (Men's 90 kg).
1. Sponsor the Olympic Movement in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and preserve the Olympic rules and principles.
2. Take the procedures that ensure the prohibition of doping, issue strict regulations and instructions in this concern, impose the penalties stipulated in the rules issued by the IOC in case of violation, and report the foregoing to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
In Addition, adopt and implement the World Anti-Doping Code, thereby ensuring that the Egyptian Olympic Committee's anti-doping policies and rules, membership and/or funding requirements and results management procedures conform with the World Anti-doping Code and respect all the roles and responsibilities for NOCs that are listed within the World Anti-Doping Code.
3. Organize the Olympic, World, Continental and Regional Competitions and Games if they were decided to be held in the Arab Republic of Egypt pursuant to Olympic and international rules and systems. The Egyptian Olympic Committee (ENOC) shall be solely competent with determining the city that will apply for organizing the games in Egypt.
4. The Egyptian Olympic Committee has the exclusive authority for the representation of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Olympic, World, Continental and Regional multi-sport Games and Competitions that are under the auspices of IOC. It shall supervise and follow up the preparation of the teams that will participate in such competitions and propose the representation of Olympic federations in international, world, continental or regional conferences and meetings according to the importance of such conferences and their impact on the fields of activities of the federations. In addition, the ENOC is obligated, pursuant to the Olympic Charter, to participate in Olympic Games through sending its athletes.
5. Participate with and express its opinion to Olympic sport federations about laying down their programs related to the matches held with foreign teams, whether inside the Republic or abroad.
6. Participate with Olympic sport federations in laying down their programs related to Olympic, regional, and continental or world activity through specialized commissions at the ENOC.
7. The ENOC may use the Olympic symbol, flag, motto and anthem within the framework of its non-profit activities, provided that such use would contribute to developing the Olympic Movement and would not degrade it, and provided that it obtain a prior consent from the Executive Committee of the IOC pursuant to what is mentioned in the Olympic Charter.
In addition, the flag, the emblem and the anthem adopted by the Egyptian Olympic Committee for use in relation to its activities, including the Olympic Games, shall be subject to the approval of the IOC.
8. Participate in all actions that serve promoting peace and encourage the role of women in sports as well as develop, encourage and inflame all what is likely to establish sport ethics, anti-doping, clarifying the issues of the environment and maintaining its safety.
9. Participate in spreading the Olympic spirit in educational programs for physical and sports education in schools, universities and at all levels.
10. Maintain cooperation and harmonious relations with governmental and non-governmental organizations while maintaining its independence, and fight all kinds of pressures, including but not limited to, those of political, legal, religious or economic nature that could prevent the compliance with the Olympic Charter.
11. Take the appropriate procedure against any form of discrimination or violence in sports and develop the notion and principles of fair play.
12. Support institutes and universities that are designated for Olympic education and support the activities of the Egyptian National Academy, Olympic museums and cultural programs related to the Olympic Movement.
Marking its Centennial, the Egyptian Olympic Committee (EOC) holds a number of events from December 10 to 14, 2010. Present will be Dr. Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Members of the IOC Executive Board together with several Presidents of Arab National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations, Continental Federations and Members of the Executive Board of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG).
Honored will be the following:
• Egyptian Olympic medalists alive
• Former EOC presidents alive
• Egyptian IOC members alive
• Living heads of Egyptian missions to the Olympic, African, Arab and Mediterranean Games
An illustrated Encyclopaedia entitled: “Egyptian Olympic Committee in 100 years” will be published and a documentary under the same title will be also made.
The celebrations will take place at the Pyramids area in Giza.