OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

OSLO, ALMATY AND BEIJING CANDIDATE CITIES TO 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

Lausanne, 7th July - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously agreed today that Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)* would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022.The three city race will end at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur on 31st July 2015 2015, when we...
BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

BAKU 2015 – AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR TO ITALY CALLS IN ON EOC

Rome, 7th July 2014 - EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi on Friday welcomed to the EOC headquarters in Rome Azerbaijan's ambassador to Italy Vaqif Sadiqov, accompanied by the embassy's Second Secretary Nasir Mammadov.At the very friendly meeting the two men discussed matters of common interest concerning sport, and first and foremost the promotion of the inaugural European Games dossiers...
NAR MOBILE FIRST OFFICIAL LOCAL PARTNER FOR BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

NAR MOBILE FIRST OFFICIAL LOCAL PARTNER FOR BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

Baku, July 3 2014 - Baku 2015 European Games has signed an agreement with Nar Mobile, Azerbaijan's fastest-growing mobile operator, to become the official mobile telecommunications service provider for the event reports the local news agency AzerTAc,The agreement sees Nar Mobile become the first national partner of the inaugural European Games, in a deal which will promote the event extensively...
ITALIAN SIX-MONTH EU PRESIDENCY COMMENCES

ITALIAN SIX-MONTH EU PRESIDENCY COMMENCES

Rome 1st July 2014 – as of today Italy will hold the EU Presidency for the second semester of 2014, taking over from Greece.The press has commented on this presidency saying that Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants a Europe that is more focused on growth and that shows more concern for its citizens, so as to change the image of an EU distant from its people and equated with sacrifice."It...
THE CITY OF LVIV (UKRAINE) WITHDRAWS 2022 CANDIDATURE

THE CITY OF LVIV (UKRAINE) WITHDRAWS 2022 CANDIDATURE

Kiev, 1st July 2014: given the current political and economic condition of the country, the Ukrainian city of Lviv has withdrawn its candidature to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. So announces the IOC in an official press release on the 2022 Games, stating that, "after positive discussions between IOC President Thomas Bach, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and NOC President Sergey...
ISRAELI NOC HAS A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

ISRAELI NOC HAS A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

Tel Aviv, 30th June 2014 - the director of Israel's Elite Sport Department Gili Lustig has been chosen to succeed Efraim Zinger in one of the most influential roles in Israeli sport.With a twenty year career behind him, Zinger, better known as Ziggy, is a well-known and appreciated sports leader all over Europe, having been the one who helped the Israeli NOC enter the European Association in...
EU-TRIO PRESIDENCY PROGRAMME RELEVANCE FOR SPORT

EU-TRIO PRESIDENCY PROGRAMME RELEVANCE FOR SPORT

Brussels, 26th June 2014 - Italy is taking over the EU presidency from Greece next Tuesday 1st July, and by then the new "Trio" - the Italian, and future Latvian and Luxembourg Presidencies - will be officially in place.The 18 month programme of the EU Council, prepared by the Trio and the High Representative, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Council is now settled.The three Presidencies will make...
OLYMPIC CHAMPION MICHAEL JOHNSON VISITS BAKU 2015 HEADQUARTERS

OLYMPIC CHAMPION MICHAEL JOHNSON VISITS BAKU 2015 HEADQUARTERS

Baku, 25th June 2014 - Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson was in Baku this week to meet aspiring young Azerbaijani athletes and take part in the Olympic Day celebrations on Baku Boulevard on Monday 23rd June, the AzerTag news agency reports.Johnson, an ambassador for BP in Azerbaijan – which is one of Baku 2015's Official Partners – visited the Baku 2015 European Games Operation...

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