European Olympic Committees statement on the 2019 European Games

European Olympic Committees statement on the 2019 European Games

Baku; 10 June 2015: The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has received confirmation today that the Dutch government has decided not to proceed with its interest in hosting the 2019 European Games. The EOC will now resume its discussions with five other potential hosts that had previously expressed an interest in staging the European Games, and open up the selection process to fresh expressions...
THE EUROPEAN GAMES FLAME TOURS BAKU’S ICONIC SITES

THE EUROPEAN GAMES FLAME TOURS BAKU’S ICONIC SITES

Baku. June 10, 2015 - The Flame is continuing its city tour with, yesterday, two iconic stops: at the Old City and at the Flame Towers, Baku most famous landmarks and symbols of Azerbadjan past and present history. Among those taking part in the relay was Spyros Capralos, EOC Chairman of the Baku 2015 Coordination Commission, who was cheered by local children. Azerbaijani mountaineer...
ANOC INAUGURATED ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

ANOC INAUGURATED ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS

Lausanne, June 9, 2015 - About 250 guests attended the Olympic family to the new headquarters opening ceremony, located in the heart of the Olympic capital. The ANOC President, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah welcomed the IOC President Thomas Bach and his predecessor Jacques Rogge, the Excutive Board of the IOC, the Executive Council of ANOC - and in particular the European delegation led by...
PREPARING OLYMPIC DAY -  ISRAELI NOC’s CONFERENCE

PREPARING OLYMPIC DAY - ISRAELI NOC’s CONFERENCE

Tel Aviv, June 9, 2015 - As part of International Olympic Day, officially celebrated on June 23 all over the world, but with activitites carried out during the whole month, the Israeli Olympic Committee, in cooperation with the Academic College in Wingate, held an international conference which dealt with two issues: “Olympism – Spreading the Olympic Idea and the core values of the...
2015 EUROPEAN GAMES – THE PREPARATION FINAL WEEK HAS ARRIVED

2015 EUROPEAN GAMES – THE PREPARATION FINAL WEEK HAS ARRIVED

Baku, June 8, 2015 - With Baku 2015 Flame making a dramatic entrance in town on Sunday for a five-day tour of the capital city, the inaugural European Games preparations entered its last week before Friday Opening Ceremony. The flame was captured by President Ilham Aliyev on April 26 in Ateshgah, and has toured Azerbaijan for the past six weeks, involving 750,000 spectators in anticipation of...
CONGRATULATIONS ICELAND 2015 !

CONGRATULATIONS ICELAND 2015 !

Reykvanik, June 8, 2015 – The Games closed down in a colorful and friendly atmopshere with participants and spectators, all fully satisfied from their fantastic Islandic experience. As per the results, Iceland gained the higher number of medals, followed by Luxembourg and Cyprus. But congratulations to all participants are well deserved!The GSSE flag has now been handed over to San Marino,...
BAKU 2015 ANNOUNCES TV COVERAGE FOR AFRICA

BAKU 2015 ANNOUNCES TV COVERAGE FOR AFRICA

Baku, June 5, 2015 - The Baku 2015 European Games has signed an agreement with Fox Sports Africa to bring the inaugural European Games to its viewers in 25 countries and territories. This announcement, one week ahead of the Opening Ceremony, ensures that Baku 2015 will reach viewers in all major markets around the world. Most countries and territories in the African continent will now be able...
FRIDAY JUNE 5 - NO ELEVATORS DAY

FRIDAY JUNE 5 - NO ELEVATORS DAY

Riga, June 5, 2015 -  No Elevators Day campaign takes place for the first time in Europe and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU invites everyone to join the campaign and on that day use the stairs instead of the elevator. Sedentary lifestyle continues to be one of the most dangerous habits of the modern society. As reported by Eurobarometer, 59% of Europeans rarely or never do...
THE EUROPEAN GAMES FLAME IS APPROACHING BAKU

THE EUROPEAN GAMES FLAME IS APPROACHING BAKU

Baku, June 3, 2015 – The Inaugural Baku 2015 European Games Flame is crisscrossing Azerbaijan since it was captured at the sacred Ateshgah temple last 26 April. Since then the Flame has been travelling the country, spreading the message of the European Games and involving the whole population in anticipation of the inaugural event.The Journey of the Flame will have visited 60 regions of...

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