2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS - TORCH UNVEILED IN RIO

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS - TORCH UNVEILED IN RIO

Rio de Janeiro, July 6, 2015 - Movement, innovation and Brazilian flavour: these are the three qualities that form the essence of the Rio 2016 Olympic torch, which was unveiled last Friday in Brasília. Its design aims to reflect the meeting of the Olympic flame with the human warmth of the Brazilian people, the hosts of the first Olympic Games in South America - the official Rio 2016...
SPECTACULAR END FOR THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

SPECTACULAR END FOR THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, June 29, 2015 - A spectacular fire show put an end of the inaugural European Games in Baku on Sunday night, after First Lady of Azerbaijan Merhiban Aliyeva, Chair of the Baku 2015 European Games Organising Committee and EOC President Patrick Hickey praised all those who took part for making the European Games “an unforgettable festival of sport.’ Special thanks were reserved...
BAKU 2015 PASSES EUROPEAN GAMES FLAG TO THE EOC WITH “FUTURE ASSURED”

BAKU 2015 PASSES EUROPEAN GAMES FLAG TO THE EOC WITH “FUTURE ASSURED”

Baku, June 28, 2015: The President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), Patrick Hickey, today received the European Games Flag from Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Baku 2015 CEO, Azad Rahimov, at a ceremony held on the final day of the inaugural European Games. Speaking after the event, President Hickey said: “For a little over 30 months, Baku has been the...
EUROPEAN GAMES - YOUNG JOURNALISTS WILL GROW

EUROPEAN GAMES - YOUNG JOURNALISTS WILL GROW

Baku, 28 June, 2015 - Ten promising young journalists from across Europe have been among hundreds of sport media professionals who provided in-depth coverage of the Inaugural European Games.Mentored by distinguished working journalists, they covered every day sports competitions as well as small and big events, by writing articles that AIPS also published on their website.On Saturday, EOC...
EOC SUSPENDS AZERBAIJAN ATHLETE FOR ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION AT BAKU 2015

EOC SUSPENDS AZERBAIJAN ATHLETE FOR ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION AT BAKU 2015

Baku; 27 June 2015: The European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced today that Chaltu Beji of Azerbaijan has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under EOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Baku 2015 European Games, and has been suspended from participation at the Games. Ms Beji, who represented Azerbaijan in the 3,000m steeplechase and the 1,500m, provided a urine...
RICCI BITTI PRESIDENT OF SPORTACCORD

RICCI BITTI PRESIDENT OF SPORTACCORD

LAUSANNE, June 26, 2015 - Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected president of the SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international federations and other representatives of global sport.The 73-year-old Italian, who is the president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), was chosen at a meeting of the...
GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE – 2017 SAN MARINO DATES CONFIRMED

GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE – 2017 SAN MARINO DATES CONFIRMED

The Titan Rock (San Marino), June 26, 2015 – the 17th GSSE will take place from 29 May to 3rd June 2017. The National Olympic Committee confirmed the new dates for the next edition to be organised in 2-year time on the San Marino smallest and oldest Republic, an enclave on Italy’s Easter coast.The decision was taken during the GSSE General Assembly, which was held in Reykjavik early...
EUROPEAN GAMES – MORE THAN MEDALS…

EUROPEAN GAMES – MORE THAN MEDALS…

Baku, June 25, 2015 – The Inaugural European Games are approaching the end and time will soon arrive for comments and debriefings, which we shall leave to experts. Five days to the Closing Ceremony some remarks can be considered reflecting the general feeling: fantastic organisation and venues, fantastic place and fantastic atmosphere.To date, sports results and medals are placing Russian...
 2024 OLYMPICS EXPECTATIONS - PARIS JOINS ROME HAMBURG AND BOSTON

2024 OLYMPICS EXPECTATIONS - PARIS JOINS ROME HAMBURG AND BOSTON

Paris, June 24, 2015 - The French capital launched his candidacy and Twitter made the news real, at the same time than the officially ceremony held yesterday at the House of French sport and NOC headquarters in the presence of Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, Olympic and sports leaders and many athletes. Paris joins two European cities which have already officially expressed their...

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