EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY PRAISES “REMARKABLE” EUROPEAN GAMES DEBUT IN BAKU

EOC PRESIDENT HICKEY PRAISES “REMARKABLE” EUROPEAN GAMES DEBUT IN BAKU

Baku, June 16, 2015 - The President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Patrick Hickey today hailed the “remarkable” opening days of the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. After a stunning Opening Ceremony on Friday evening, the sporting action of the inaugural European Games started on Saturday. So far, nine of the 20 sports on the Baku 2015 Sports Programme have...
BAKU 2015 - EOC ATHLETES BOOTH OPENED AT THE VILLAGE

BAKU 2015 - EOC ATHLETES BOOTH OPENED AT THE VILLAGE

Baku, June 15, 2015 - They pop in as they enter the Village dining room for a well-deserved food and relax.The EOC Athletes Booth attracts them on their way with tee shirts, caps and pins. A small reward for athletes who accept to check their knowledge on Olympic Culture and Olympic Games history.Some small games and documents on tablets provided by the IOC are also proposed to the athletes, to...
SWISS MOUNTAIN BIKER, FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES CHAMPION

SWISS MOUNTAIN BIKER, FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES CHAMPION

Baku, June 13, 2015 – Swiss athlete Jolanda Neff has become the first European Games champion in history by claiming gold in the Baku 2015 Women's Mountain Bike Cycling competition at the Mountain Bike Velopark today. World champion Ms Neff became the first European Games champion in any sport after triumphing in the seven-lap course at the spectacular Mountain Bike Velopark in the...
THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES ARE OPEN!

THE FIRST EUROPEAN GAMES ARE OPEN!

Baku, June 13, 2015 – On Friday night the Olympic Stadium was transformed into a magical stage of artistry and performance, enchanting the audience, as well as viewers around the world by an inspirational show that officially opened the first European Games.During a two-hour spectacular event, produced by Dimitris Papaioannou, Azerbaijani’s history and culture enchanted the stadium...
EUROPEAN GAMES - “THE DAY” HAS ARRIVED!

EUROPEAN GAMES - “THE DAY” HAS ARRIVED!

Baku, June 12, 2015 – The Azerbaijani capital city and the brand-new Olympic Stadium are ready. In a few hours, Inaugural European Games’ Opening Ceremony will officially start a century-long awaited event.Tonight the whole city, athletes, officials and spectators will celebrate the culture and history of this vibrant city with an once-in-a-lifetime showcase of entertainment and...
EUROPE CELEBRATE OLYMPIC MONTH

EUROPE CELEBRATE OLYMPIC MONTH

Lausanne, June 11, 2015 - “Olympic” June is here once again and with it comes Olympic Day celebrated on the 23rd, the date on which the modern Olympic Games were revived in 1894. But don’t wait for Olympic Day to get out and get moving!The International Olympic Committee (IOC) encourages everyone, everywhere to get active throughout the month and share their sporting moments...
LISBOA2BAKU - THE PORTUGUESE CYCLIST ARRIVED IN BAKU

LISBOA2BAKU - THE PORTUGUESE CYCLIST ARRIVED IN BAKU

Baku, June 11, 2015 - Having cycled 7,000km from Lisbon – the most westerly capital in Europe – to Baku – the continent's easternmost capital – Jorge Cristóvão deserved a reward. He duly received one on Wednesday night in the form of tickets to the Opening Ceremony of the first European Games.EOC President Patrick Hickey welcomed the sports-mad Portuguese...
EOC PRESIDENT CARRIED THE BAKU 2015 FLAME

EOC PRESIDENT CARRIED THE BAKU 2015 FLAME

Baku, June 11, 2015 - Patrick Hickey, the President of the EOC, who Tuesday night arrived in Baku, a few hours later was already carrying the inaugural European Games Torch, participating in the Flame Relay that is touring the city ahead of Friday Opening Ceremony.After having touched two iconic stops: at the Old City and at the Flame Towers, Baku most famous landmarks and symbols of Azerbadjan...
2015 TBILISI SUMMER EYOF – PREPARATIONS ARE SPRINTING

2015 TBILISI SUMMER EYOF – PREPARATIONS ARE SPRINTING

Tbilisi (GEO), June 10, 2015 – With only 45 days to the 13th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival, preparations are even more speeding up. Apart from sports and competitions the organisers are focusing on appealing issues, such as Opening and Closing ceremonies and memorabilia. The Chairman of EYOF Tbilisi 2015, Aleksi Akhvlediani, recently presented the Organizing Group for the Opening...

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