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.
 

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.  …

First stage of Taekwondo Grand Prix opens in Moscow

First stage of Taekwondo Grand Prix opens in Moscow

Participants voice plans and recall the First European Games in Baku

Evgeny Arkhipov: The First European Games took place at a perfect level

Evgeny Arkhipov: The First European Games took place at a perfect level

The First European Games, which took place in June in Baku, were held at a very high level of organization, said Yevgeny Arkhipov, President of the Russian Rowing and Canoeing Federation, in an …

Shamil Tarpishchev: The European Games should be developed

Shamil Tarpishchev: "The European Games should be developed"

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The President of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpishchev, shared his impressions of the European Games, which took place in Baku from June 12 to 28, and talked about what to do for their further development. …

Shamil Tarpishchev: The European Games have a future

Shamil Tarpishchev: The European Games have a future

The European Games, whose foundation was laid in Baku this June, have a future, but it depends on how much further the European Olympic Committee will negotiate with the international individual sports federations to ensure the representation of …

My discovery of Islam

My discovery of Islam

The most aggressive forces in the modern world are not Christianity and Islam, but are based on ignorant standardization, which simplifies everything, an attempt to bring all forms of life under a declared perfect external form.

Ilgar Mamedov: The European Games were held in Baku at the highest level

Ilgar Mamedov: The European Games were held in Baku at the highest level

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The head coach of the Russian national fencing team, Ilgar Mammadov, shared his impressions of the First European Games that took place in Baku from 12 to 28 of June. According to him, the second team of Russian fencers participating in the Games …

Sergey Markov: The European Games in Baku were great

Sergey Markov: "The European Games in Baku were great"

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Member of the Public Chamber Sergey Markov shared his impressions of the First European Games, which were held in Baku from June 12 to 28 of 2015, and also spoke about his vision of the future of the European …

Alexander Ivanov: Hospitality and good neighborliness are in the nature of Azerbaijani people

Alexander Ivanov: "Hospitality and good neighborliness are in the nature of Azerbaijani people"

The General Director of Interfax-Azerbaijan on Russian-Azerbaijani relations, the European Games and Karabakh

Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva thanked the volunteers of the first European Games in Baku

Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva thanked the volunteers of the first European Games in Baku

Today, volunteers of the first European Games in Baku received letters of gratitude from the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the European …

Alexander Zhukov: The first European Games were a great success all over the world

Alexander Zhukov: "The first European Games were a great success all over the world"

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The President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, summed up the first European Games, which were held in Baku from 12 to 28 June 2015, and spoke about the activities of the House of Fans at 'Baku-2015'. …

Igor Levitin: The European Games were held in Baku at the level of the Olympic Games

Igor Levitin: The European Games were held in Baku at the level of the Olympic Games

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Presidential aide and Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of Russia, Igor Levitin, spoke about the results of the First European Games, which were held in Baku from 12 to 28 June in 2015. He stressed that the competitions were held at the …

Ilgar Mamedov: the First European Games left only the most positive emotions

Ilgar Mamedov: the First European Games left only the most positive emotions

The head coach of the Russian national fencing team, Ilgar Mamedov, at a press-conference dedicated to the opening of the upcoming Fencing World Cup in Moscow, shared his impressions of the First European Games held in Baku on June 12-28 with Vestnik Kavkaza

Heiko Langner: Germany #039fouls#039 against Azerbaijan

Heiko Langner: Germany 'fouls' against Azerbaijan

Berlin political scientist about the prospects of German-Azerbaijani relations

European Games can become one of  major events on the continent

European Games can become one of major events on the continent

Alexander Zhukov: ‘’The Games have very serious prospects"

Games in Baku: 164 medals in the Russian treasure-chest

Games in Baku: 164 medals in the Russian treasure-chest

Russian athletes performed better than was expected of them

Gevorg Manukyan: I really liked the action of the President of Azerbaijan

Gevorg Manukyan: "I really liked the action of the President of Azerbaijan"

The Armenian athlete Gevorg Manukyan is pleased with the First European Games in Baku

Kazikov: Russian and Ukrainian sportsmen lived peacefully at the Games in Baku

Kazikov: Russian and Ukrainian sportsmen lived peacefully at the Games in Baku

The head of the Russian delegation at the first European Games, Igor Kazikov, stated that the Russian and Ukrainian athletes who represented their countries at the first European Games in Baku, lived peacefully together in the Olympic Village. …

Vitaly Mutko announces prizes for the winners of the Games in Baku

Vitaly Mutko announces prizes for the winners of the Games in Baku

The size of the prize for the winners of the first European Games in Baku will correspond to the payments which are provided to the winners of the European Championships, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. For first place an …

Leyla Aliyeva meets Russian students in Baku

Leyla Aliyeva meets Russian students in Baku

Yesterday a meeting took place in Baku between the vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and chairperson of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia Leyla Aliyeva, and Russian students who arrived in Azerbaijan at her invitation on

European Olympic family believes in Azerbaijan

European Olympic family believes in Azerbaijan

Now it is called the "Land of friendly people’’

First European Games come to an end in Baku

First European Games come to an end in Baku

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The official closing ceremony of the First European Games has begun in these moments at the Olympic Stadium in Baku. The competitions gathered more than 6 thousand athletes from 50 countries of the continent.

Ilham Aliyev: The European games surpass even the Summer Olympic Games

Ilham Aliyev: The European games surpass even the Summer Olympic Games

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who arrived in the country to attend the closing ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games. Bulgarian …

Azerbaijan hands flag of European Games to Head of European Olympic Committee

Azerbaijan hands flag of European Games to Head of European Olympic Committee

Today at the event, which held in the last day of the First European Games, President of the European Olympic Committee Patrick Hickey has been handed the flag of the European by the Minister of Youth and Sport of

Mikhail Likhachev: It is a real Olympics for us

Mikhail Likhachev: It is a real Olympics for us

Today Russian national men's beach soccer team has become the champion of the European Games after defeating the team of Italy with a score 3:2. "Yes, we did it,’’  Head coach of Russia in beach volleyball Mikhail

Medalists of European Games increase their rating

Medalists of European Games increase their rating

Head coach of women's national team of Russia in judo Filosofenko Konstantin, spoke Vestnik Kavkaza that the high level of competition at the first European Games in Baku, as well as the level of readiness of

Patrick Hickey: Torch of next European Games will be lit in Baku

Patrick Hickey: Torch of next European Games will be lit in Baku

Patrick Hickey: Torch of next European Games will be lit in Baku The torch of the next European Games, which are going  to be held in 4 years, will be lit in the Zoroastrian Temple in Baku. This was announced by the President …

Natalia Kuzyutina: I knew that first of all this medal is needed for the country

Natalia Kuzyutina: "I knew that first of all this medal is needed for the country"

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On June 25, athlete Natalia Kuzyutina added another medal to the medal haul of the Russian team, a bronze in the judo competition in the category up to 52 kg. The medalist shared her impressions of the battle with the press after the …