First European Games

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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.
 

Patrick Hickey: we will dive into great heritage of Azerbaijan during First European Games

Patrick Hickey: we will dive into great heritage of Azerbaijan during First European Games

"We have tried to organize the Games so that it becomes a happy event for 50 European countries and an important stage in the life of European athletics, and we are sure that we've done so," the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports Patrick Hickey as saying.

Mutko arrives in Baku

Mutko arrives in Baku

Russian Minister for Sports Vitaly Mutko arrived in Baku to talk to Russian athletes participating in the European Games. Mutko is also scheduled to meet with his counterparts from other countries and attend an opening ceremony of the European …

Baku Metro to speak English

Baku Metro to speak English

The CJSC Baku Metro is preparing to provide quality services to foreign visitors to the European Games.

Alexander Zhukov to open Russian house of fans of First European Games

Alexander Zhukov to open Russian house of fans of First European Games

The Russian house of fans at the First European Games will open 8 hours prior to the official opening ceremony of the Games on 12 June at 12:00 local time, the Baku-based Russian Information & Cultural Centre (RICC), on the basis of which the House was established, reports. The ceremony will be conducted by the Russian Olympic Committee’s president Alexander Zhukov.

Marina Durunda: participation in European Games is a great honor for each athlete

Marina Durunda: participation in European Games is a great honor for each athlete

Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda is confident that it is a great honor for each athlete to perform at the First European Games."We pay much attention to this great event in the sports world. It is a great honor for each athlete to perform at such large-scale events like the First European Games. I will try to show the maximum of what I can do and to please the audience, all people of Azerbaijan, our Federation and the head coach," the athlete said.

Patrick Hickey: European Parliament grills us because of Baku

Patrick Hickey: European Parliament grills us because of Baku

President of the European Olympic Committee, Patrick Hickey, said that as the First European Games in Baku approach the pressure on the European Olympic Committee from human rights organizations is only growing.

Putin to meet with presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey and head of IOC in Baku

Putin to meet with presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey and head of IOC in Baku

Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will pay a visit to Azerbaijan on June 12-13, will attend the opening ceremony of the First European Games.

Tobias Ellwood to attend opening ceremony of European Games

Tobias Ellwood to attend opening ceremony of European Games

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Tobias Ellwood, will attend the opening ceremony of the First European Games in Baku.The UK will be represented by 158 athletes in the upcoming Games, Trend reports.

Khadzhimurat Gatsalov to carry Russian flag at opening of First European games

Khadzhimurat Gatsalov to carry Russian flag at opening of First European games

The Olympic champion in freestyle wrestler, Khadzhimurat Gatsalov will be the standard-bearer of the Russian team during the opening of the First European Games in Baku, the press service of the Russian Olympic Committee said.

Baku 2015 Flame arrives in Baku in spectacular style

Baku 2015 Flame arrives in Baku in spectacular style

The Baku 2015 Flame made a dramatic entrance to Baku today as part of a five-day tour of the capital city ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the inaugural European Games on Friday 12 June.

Ilham Aliyev receives Olympic torch of the Baku 2015 European Games

Ilham Aliyev receives Olympic torch of the Baku 2015 European Games

The Olympic torch has arrived in Baku today. It was delivered the coast of the capital of Azerbaijan by boat. Then President Ilham Aliyev received the Olympic relay at the National Seashore Park.

Russia 24 informs of the approach of the Baku 2015 European Games

Russia 24 informs of the approach of the Baku 2015 European Games

The Vesti program on the Russia 24 TV channel has showed Dmitry Kaystro’s report dedicated to the approach of the Baku 2015 European Games.   "A few days remain before the opening of the Baku 2015 European Games. A relay race with a torch is to take place on Sunday in the capital of Azerbaijan. The torch will be carried to the center of the city, and on June 12 it will be lit at the Olympic Stadium. 

Alexander Zhukov: The First European Games will be a big sporting event

Alexander Zhukov: "The First European Games will be a big sporting event"

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The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, a member of the International Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, on the eve of the First European Games, which will  be held in Baku from June 12 to 28, said that the game will be a big sporting event.

Ilham Aliyev and his wife open Athletes and Media Villages

Ilham Aliyev and his wife open Athletes and Media Villages

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse, the chairperson of the Baku-2015 First European Games Organizing Committee, Mehriban Aliyeva, have attended the opening of the Athletes and Media Villages.The Minister of Youth and Sports, the Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, Azad Rahimov, said that there are 13 apartment blocks and an administrative building in the Village. Some 7499 people can be accommodated in 1042 apartments here.

Sergey Yeliseyev: sambists proud of opportunity to perform at First European Games in Baku

Sergey Yeliseyev: sambists proud of opportunity to perform at First European Games in Baku

The ability to speak and fight for a medal at the First European Games in Baku is a great pride for the Russian sambists, Sergey Yeliseyev, the President of All-Russian and European Sambo Federation, told Vestnik Kavkaza during a press conference. The event was held at the Russian Olympic Committee and was devoted to the participation of Russian athletes at the European Games in Baku. 

New trendsetters in rhythmic gymnastics

New trendsetters in rhythmic gymnastics

From the Minsk European Championships to the Baku European Games

Olympic Azerbaijan: Gabala

Olympic Azerbaijan: Gabala

You can feel the charm of travelling, leaving Baku for a few hours

I European Games Torch to be transported over all nature’s elements

I European Games Torch to be transported over all nature’s elements

The Baku 2015 Flame will take a start in the museum-historic complex of Ateshgah 

Baku 2015 European Games presented in Brussels

Baku 2015 European Games presented in Brussels

A presentation of the Baku 2015 European Games was held at the Egmont palace in Brussels yesterday. The event was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijan`s Embassy to Belgium, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's message said. 

Olympic Azerbaijan: Ganja

Olympic Azerbaijan: Ganja

You can feel the charm of travelling, leaving Baku for a few hours

2015 European Games: high competition and desire to win

2015 European Games: high competition and desire to win

Participants of the Russian boxing team Anastasia Belyakova, Yaroslava Yakushina and Sayan Sagataeva, who will represent Russia at the 2015 European Games in Baku, visited Vestnik Kavkaza yesterday. The athletes said that the competition at the Games will be very high, but they are determined to win and to get the championship titles.

Azerbaijan will hold the first European Games

Azerbaijan will hold the first European Games

The next attempt is the Olympic Games 2024

Azerbaijan wins Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup

Azerbaijan wins Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup

Athletes are expecting the same result in June, when the first European Games will take place in Baku

European Games in Baku to be held at the highest level

European Games in Baku to be held at the highest level

In June 6000 athletes will compete in 20 kinds of sport here