Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Rome ©Getty Images

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) Executive Committee has discussed making this year's General Assembly a solely online event, and a decision is set to be made in the near future.

Italian capital Rome is scheduled to stage the 49th EOC General Assembly on November 27.

However, coronavirus cases are on the rise in many European nations and Italy reported more than 15,000 new cases yesterday.

Travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine periods for foreign travellers also remain in place across much of the continent.

A progress report on the next edition of the European Games will be presented at the General Assembly, but Kraków-Małopolska Coordination Commission chair Hasan Arat gave the Executive Committee an update on preparations at today's meeting.

It was the eighth meeting of the EOC Executive Committee this calendar year.

Progress reports for the next six European Youth Olympic Festivals were also given, while Djordje Visacki - an Executive Committee member - delivered a presentation on EOC Strategic Agenda 2030.

The EOC said updates on activities at its headquarters in Rome and financial situation were additionally delivered at the meeting, which EOC Acting President Niels Nygaard led.

A new logo for the Piotr Nurowski Prize was also unveiled by the EOC today.

It features a five-pointed star, said to represent the five nominees for the award given to Europe's best young athlete.

One point is gold, representing the victor, while the EOC claims "togetherness, friendship and partnership" are also incorporated in the new design.

"We are very proud to finally share with you the new look for the Piotr Nurowski Prize, one that is fresh and aspirational, just like the young athletes it represents," EOC secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi said.

Austrian Nordic combined skier Lisa Hirner, Czech freestyle skier Matěj Švancer and Italian biathlete Linda Zingerle have been nominated for the award along with two luge athletes - Germany's Jessica Degenhardt and Latvian Gints Berzins.

The award honours ex-Polish Olympic Committee President Nurowski, who passed away in an airplane crash in 2010.

Nurowski was also an EOC Executive Committee member and was posthumously awarded its Order of Merit.