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.
 

Tatyana Lebedeva: “I will cheer and be excited to see 2024 Olympic Games in Baku”

Tatyana Lebedeva: “I will cheer and be excited to see 2024 Olympic Games in Baku”

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The Olympic champion, a member of the Federation Council speaks about the First European Games in Baku

Russian swimmers fail to beat European record in Baku

Russian swimmers fail to beat European record in Baku

Russian swimmers Arina Openysheva, Vasilisa Buynaya, Olesya Chernyatina and Maria Kameneva have failed to beat the European record at the First European Games in Baku, despite winning gold. The plan to continue training to achieve better results.

Boxer Magomedov enters semi-finals at European Games

Boxer Magomedov enters semi-finals at European Games

Russian boxer Sadam Magomedov has entered the 91kg semi-finals of the First European Games in Baku. He beat Germany's Albon Pervizaj (29:28, 30:26, 30:26) and will get bronze regardless of further performance. …

Russian chief boxing coach calls Besputin vs. Sissoko fight tense

Russian chief boxing coach calls Besputin vs. Sissoko fight tense

Alexander Lebzyak, Russian chief boxing coach, said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on the Alexander Besputin vs. Suleiman Sissoko boxing match, that it was rare to see four cuts in a match. Besputin got four cuts, his opponent …

Silver winner Zverava: European Games are a very tough tournament

Silver winner Zverava: European Games are a very tough tournament

Silver winner in fencing Yana Zvereva told Vestnik Kavkaza that the quarter-final was one of the toughest stages at the European Olympic Games. She was almost exhausted in the end. The fencer noted that she had a very strong …

Swimmer Holly Hibbott shares impressions of European Games

Swimmer Holly Hibbott shares impressions of European Games

Holly Hibbott (UK) has shared her impressions of the First European Games after the Women's 800m Freestyle. She praised the quality of the pool and skills of her competitors. She was ranked 11th among European juniors last …

Silver winner Kirpichnikova says she believed in victory at European Games

Silver winner Kirpichnikova says she believed in victory at European Games

Russian swimmer Anastasia Kirpichnikova, who won silver at the First European Games in Baku, said that her coach Dmitry Shalagin, with whom she had trained for 2 years, was to thank for the medal. She admitted swimming 5km in the morning and the same

Baku has good chances of hosting 2024 Olympic Games

Baku has good chances of hosting 2024 Olympic Games

Tatyana Lebedeva, a member of the Federation Council Committee for Social Policy, senator of the Volgograd Oblast, Olympic Champion, has described her impressions of the First European Games in the Tribune broadcast. She said that Azerbaijan posed as an open country eager to attract tourists. The senator expressed amazement that Games which would normally take 7 years to organize needed only two years of preparations from scratch in Baku.

Russian swimmers share impressions of performance at European Games

Russian swimmers share impressions of performance at European Games

Maria Astashkin, winner of a gold medal in swimming at the First European Games in Baku, said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza that her competitors were very strong. The performance at the Games is her best result in the 50m swim. She trained for the European Games in Armenia.

A. Osipenko: “I managed to defend Russia’s honor”

A. Osipenko: “I managed to defend Russia’s honor”

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The sambo competitions within the framework of the First European Games have shown that Russia is a leader in this sport, Artem Osipenko, who won gold in the weight category over 100 kg, said. …

First European Games in Baku

First European Games in Baku

Festival for athletes and fans of sports

Albert Salimov advances to semifinals at Baku 2015

Albert Salimov advances to semifinals at Baku 2015

Azerbaijani boxer Albert Selimov, competing in men’s light event in boxing, advanced to semifinals at the First European Games in Baku. He defeated Bulgaria’s Elian Dimitrov with the score of 3:0 in the quarterfinal. …

Vasily Shestakov: “European Games are a step toward Olympics for sambo”

Vasily Shestakov: “European Games are a step toward Olympics for sambo”

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The President of the International Sambo Federation speaks about the First European Games in Baku

Elena Savelyeva and Anna Alimardanova reach semifinals in boxing

Elena Savelyeva and Anna Alimardanova reach semifinals in boxing

The quarterfinal competitions in boxing in women's bantam (51 - 54 kg) are held in Baku. Russian Elena Savelyeva defeated Ayse Tas from Turkey (3-0) and Azerbaijani Anna Alimardanova defeated Stanimira Petrova from Bulgaria (3-0). …

9 sets of medals to be played for on twelfth day of First European Games

9 sets of medals to be played for on twelfth day of First European Games

Today in Baku the twelfth day of the European Games has started, during which competitions will be held in badminton, basketball, fencing, boxing, swimming and volleyball. Today the athletes will contend for 9 medal sets: two

Artem Osipenko: we proved that Russia is a leader in Sambo

Artem Osipenko: we proved that Russia is a leader in Sambo

The sambo competitions within the framework of the First European Games have shown that Russia is a leader in this sport, Artem Osipenko, who won gold in the weight category over 100 kg, said. He admitted that he was waiting for the

President of International Sambo Federation shares impressions of European Games

President of International Sambo Federation shares impressions of European Games

The President of the International Sambo Federation, Vasily Shestakov, said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza that the First European Games in Baku were a historic event and a sign of sambo gaining Olympic recognition.

Marina Durunda wins silver at the First European Games

Marina Durunda wins silver at the First European Games

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Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda has won silver in the individual final in the exercise with a ribbon in rhythmic gymnastics at the First European Games. For the complexity of the exercise Marina Durundy received 8.95 points, and for performing …

Chernova and Pataraya are chions of European Games in acrobatic gymnastics

Chernova and Pataraya are champions of European Games in acrobatic gymnastics

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Russian artistes Georgy Pataraya and Marina Chernova won the gold medal in the mixed doubles of combined acrobatics …

Altay Hasanov: Great work has been done to gain medals at the Games

Altay Hasanov: "Great work has been done to gain medals at the Games"

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Today, gymnastics competitions have come an end at the Baku 2015 European Games. Vice-president of the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation Altay Hasanov spoke Vestnik Kavkaza about the results of the competitions.   …

Mariana Vassileva: Marina loves to perform to national Azerbaijani music

Mariana Vassileva: "Marina loves to perform to national Azerbaijani music"

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Today the competition in gymnastics at the I European Games in Baku has come to an end. On the last day the representative of the Azerbaijani team Durunda Marina managed to win a silver medal for her country. Head coach of the Azerbaijani on …

Margarita Mamun, chion of the European Games in hoop exercise

Margarita Mamun, champion of the European Games in hoop exercise

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Margarita Mamun, Russian gymnast, has won the gold medal at the First European Games in the rhythmic gymnastics individual final in hoop exercise today. The judges gave her 18.85 scores: 9.35 for difficulty, and 9.5 for execution. …

Dmitry Ushakov: The level of the competitions recalls the Olympic Games

Dmitry Ushakov: "The level of the competitions recalls the Olympic Games"

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Competitions of trampolining among men and women have ended in Baku today in the framework of the First European Games. Russian athletes won gold in all four disciplines.  Mikhail Melnik and Dmitry Ushakov (51.1 points) won gold. …

Anna Kornetskaya and Yana Pavlova win gold in synchronized troline at the European Games

Anna Kornetskaya and Yana Pavlova win gold in synchronized trampoline at the European Games

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Competitions of trampolining among men and women have ended in Baku today in the framework of the First European Games. Russian athletes won gold in all four disciplines.  Anna Kornetskaya and …

Russian and Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers to fight for gold

Russian and Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers to fight for gold

Anna Kharitonova from Russia and Nazakat Khalilova from Azerbaijan will fight in the women's up to 52 kg competition and another Russian Yana Kostenko will compete against Kalina Stefanova from Bulgaria in the women’s up to 60 kg sambo …

Russian and Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers advance to finals

Russian and Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers advance to finals

Aymergen Atkunov from Russia and Islam Gasumov from Azerbaijan will fight in the men's up to 57 kg competition and Azerbaijani Vasif Safarbayov will compete against Russia’s Artem Osipenko in the men’s up to 100 kg sambo event.

Igor Kazikov: “European Games hold the future”

Igor Kazikov: “European Games hold the future”

The head of the Russian delegation at the First European Games in Baku speaks about preliminary results of the performance of the Russian team

June 21st set record in number of spectators at the European Games

June 21st set record in number of spectators at the European Games

June 21st set a record in a number of viewers at the First European Games in Baku: 49 thousand people were watching the competitions, the Baku 2015 chief operating officer, Simon Clegg, said. "Some 40,000 spectators are expected to …

Judges who took victory from Dadashev will no longer judge Russians

Judges who took victory from Dadashev will no longer judge Russians

The side referees (José Ignacio Puerta del Trueba from Cuba, Hassan Zubid frrom Morocco, Martin Tadic from Croatia, Fathi Madfua from France and Geir Dahlin from Norway) won't be allowed to judge fights with the participation of Russian boxers, the head coach of Russia for boxing Alexander Lebzyak said.

Why does Azerbaijan#039s independence annoy the West so much?

Why does Azerbaijan's independence annoy the West so much?

The hostile political and media campaign by Western players has reached its peak