First European Games

First European Games
The European Games is an international multi-sport event contested by athletes from European nations. The Games were envisioned and are to be governed by the European Olympic Committees (EOC), which announced their launch at its 41st General Assembly in Rome, on 8 December 2012. The 2015 European Games, the first edition of the event, are taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015, and further editions are planned every four years thereafter.
 

Ilham Aliev: Azerbaijan is respected all around the world

Ilham Aliev: Azerbaijan is respected all around the world

Azerbaijan is proud to be one of the world centers of multiculturalism, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said today at a round table titled ‘Hidden problems of Eurasia’ at the Munich Security Conference, the head …

Steve Butcher: The level of gymnastics in Azerbaijan will only grow

Steve Butcher: "The level of gymnastics in Azerbaijan will only grow"

The four-day international judicial FIG courses in men's artistic gymnastics started in Baku

Baku to host 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival

Baku to host 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival

It was originally due to be staged in Minsk

Lukashenko vows to warmheartedly organize Second European Games in Belarus

Lukashenko vows to warmheartedly organize Second European Games in Belarus

The Second European Games in Belarus will try to be as good as those in Azerbaijan as far as warm heartedness is concerned. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with reporters during his visit to …

Fascinating things you didn’t know about Azerbaijan

Fascinating things you didn’t know about Azerbaijan

The Telegraph tells about some features of the Azerbaijani culture and way of thinking

Russian political and cultural figures congratulate Mehriban Aliyeva on her birthday

Russian political and cultural figures congratulate Mehriban Aliyeva on her birthday

Russian political and cultural figures congratulated the First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP of the Milli Mejlis, Mehriban Aliyeva, on her birthday …

Myth of Islamic terrorism shouldn#039t form in public consciousness

Myth of "Islamic terrorism" shouldn't form in public consciousness

Executions of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, the destruction of centuries-old traditions – all of this was done by civilized democratic countries

One year after the First European Games in Baku – the sporting holiday of a continental scale

One year after the First European Games in Baku – the sporting holiday of a continental scale

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A year  has passed since the date of the historical world sports event, the opening the First European games in Baku. Continental sports competitions have never been organized in Europe prior to that has never …

Baku 2015 opening ceremony successful in two Emmy nominations

Baku 2015 opening ceremony successful in two Emmy nominations

The opening ceremony of the Baku 2015 First European Games received Emmy award, Samaya Mammadova, spokesperson of the Azerbaijani ministry of youth and sports, told Trend on May 3. On March 24, 2016 in New York, the …

Baku creates conditions for decreasing tensions between the West and the Islamic world

Baku creates conditions for decreasing tensions between the West and the Islamic world

Azerbaijan believes building the inter-religious dialogue is one of the most important topics of the agenda

Paul Dubkov: Baku continues to organize tournaments at the level of the First European Games

Paul Dubkov: Baku continues to organize tournaments at the level of the First European Games

It is great that Azerbaijan continues to hold international sporting events at the same high level at which the First European Games were held in Baku, the coach of the Russian team, honored coach of the USSR and RSFSR Pavel …

Yana Churikova: Baku is a good platform for large international events

Yana Churikova: Baku is a good platform for large international events

In recent years, the capital of Azerbaijan has proved itself as worthy of the large scale events of the international significance, known TV presenter Yana Churikova said today in an interview with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza in the fields …

Vice-President of European Union of Gymnastics Farid Gaibov tells about first World Cup in artistic gymnastics in Baku

Vice-President of European Union of Gymnastics Farid Gaibov tells about first World Cup in artistic gymnastics in Baku

Azerbaijan is to host the World Gymnastics Cup in thanks to the successful performance of Azerbaijani gymnasts at the First European Games in Baku, Vice-President of the European Union of Gymnastics, Secretary General of Azerbaijan Gymnastics …

Mehriban Aliyeva awarded Order of Merit on behalf of the whole team of Baku-2015

Mehriban Aliyeva awarded Order of Merit on behalf of the whole team of Baku-2015

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The highest distinction of the European Olympic Committees was awarded to her for special achievements in development of sports in Europe

Mehriban Aliyeva awarded Order of Merit by European Olympic Committee

Mehriban Aliyeva awarded Order of Merit by European Olympic Committee

Today the European Olympic Committee (EOC) awarded the First Lady of Azerbaijan, the head of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, President of the Gymnastics Federation Mehriban Aliyeva the Order of Merit, recognizing its contribution …

Caucasian Press Review (December 28th – January 3rd)

Caucasian Press Review (December 28th – January 3rd)

Caucasian domestic and foreign conflicts through the eyes of local media

Vitaly Mutko about sports contacts between Moscow and Baku

Vitaly Mutko about sports contacts between Moscow and Baku

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko held the press-conference devoted to the results of the outgoing year and plans for 2016 in Moscow today. He said in an interview with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza about the cooperation …

Dmitry Zhuk: Belarus would like to receive information directly from South Caucasus

Dmitry Zhuk: Belarus would like to receive information directly from South Caucasus

Today the studio of Vestnik Kavkaza was visited by the Director General of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA, Dmitry Zhuk, who arrived in Russia to attend the Forum of European and Asian Media (FEAM-2015) titled …

Ismail Ismailov: Azerbaijani authorities do everything for development of sports in country

Ismail Ismailov: Azerbaijani authorities do everything for development of sports in country

In the framework of the visit by representatives of the Russian media to Azerbaijan on the eve of the parliamentary elections on November 1st, the journalists met with the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, …

Sambo is relevant not only in the era of import substitution

Sambo is relevant not only in the era of import substitution

Sergey Yeliseyev: "Sambo made a step towards the Olympics at the first European Games in Baku"

Mehriban Aliyeva: 4th Islamic Solidarity Games will be another victory for Azerbaijan

Mehriban Aliyeva: 4th Islamic Solidarity Games will be another victory for Azerbaijan

Yesterday President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has chaired the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku in 2017. The chairperson of the Organizing …

Anastasia Volochkova: Baku amazed me

Anastasia Volochkova: Baku amazed me

The famous Russian ballet dancer, national actress of Karachayevo-Cherkessia, People's Artist of North Ossetia-Alania, Anastasia Volochkova, told Vestnik Kavkaza about how she visited Azerbaijan on the eve of the first …

Mehriban Aliyeva opens #039Azerbaijani Town#039 in Paris

Mehriban Aliyeva opens 'Azerbaijani Town' in Paris

A ceremony to open the 'Azerbaijani Town' was held in the center of the French capital in the area of Palais-Royal, it was attended by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban …

Azerbaijan recognized as model of peace and stability

Azerbaijan recognized as model of peace and stability

Director General of the International Organization for Migration, William Singh, said today during a press conference that Azerbaijan is a model for the entire Europe in terms of ensuring stability and peace. He …

Mariana Vassileva: “Our gymnasts are ready for the World Chionships in Stuttgart”

Mariana Vassileva: “Our gymnasts are ready for the World Championships in Stuttgart”

The head coach of the Azerbaijani national team on the upcoming World Championships

Mehriban Aliyeva celebrates her birthday

Mehriban Aliyeva celebrates her birthday

Today is the birthday of the first lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP of Milli Majlis Mehriban Aliyeva. Mehriban Aliyeva is known worldwide primarily …

Alexander Ovechkin wins ‘Kharlamov Trophy’ for the seventh time

Alexander Ovechkin wins ‘Kharlamov Trophy’ for the seventh time

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In Moscow, a solemn ceremony of awarding the winner of the annual ‘Kharlamov Trophy’ award was held. Alexander Ovechkin, the forward of ‘Washington’ and the captain of the Russian team received the award for the seventh …

Alexander Ovechkin: I really liked being in Baku

Alexander Ovechkin: I really liked being in Baku

At the beginning of July a hockey match was held in Baku between the government's teams of Russia and Azerbaijan. The meeting ended with the host’s victory with a score of 6:2. One of the members of the team was the famous …

Russian taekwondo team: Baku received tremendous development during this year

Russian taekwondo team: "Baku received tremendous development during this year"

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Head coach of the Russian taekwondo team Vadim Ivanov and bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games Alexey Denisenko shared with Vestnik Kavkaza their impressions of the first European Games, which were held in Baku. …

Yevgeny Arkhipov: The First European Games took place at a high level of organization

Yevgeny Arkhipov: The First European Games took place at a high level of organization

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President of the Russian Rowing and Canoeing Federation, Yevgeny Arkhipov, appreciated the level of the First European Games in Baku, and spoke about the development of rowing in the Caucasus.  …