BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH LIT IN AZERBAIJAN

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH LIT IN AZERBAIJAN

Baku, April 26 - The special ceremony took place in the ancient and sacred temple of Ateshgah, Baku.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife, chairperson of the Baku-2015 First European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey, attended the event, along with EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi, CoCom Chair...
IOC RECEIVES AWARD FOR GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY

IOC RECEIVES AWARD FOR GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY

Sochi, April 26, 2015 - The IOC has been awarded the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Federation Award in the category of Governance and Transparency.IOC Executive Board Member Professor Uğur Erdener, President of the Turkish NOC received the award on behalf of the IOC at the SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit in Sochi, Russia.According to SportBusiness Intelligence:...
2015 SUMMER EYOF - CHEFS DE MISSION SEMINAR OPENED UP IN TBILISI

2015 SUMMER EYOF - CHEFS DE MISSION SEMINAR OPENED UP IN TBILISI

Tbilisi , Georgia, April 24, 2015 - Chefs de Mission Seminar for participating NOCs opened today. A two-day programme will include detailed presentations by respective OC staff members and a whole day venue tour in all the hosting sporting arenas of Tbilisi 2015 Festival. Busy schedule is designed to help CdMs to get a clear picture of the status of the preparations and get familiar with the...
BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES BRAND WINS TRANSFORM EUROPE TOP AWARD

BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES BRAND WINS TRANSFORM EUROPE TOP AWARD

London, April 22, 2015 - Baku 2015 European Games and design partner SomeOne won the top award, Best Use of a Visual Property, at the prestigious 2015 Transform European Awards, which took place last night at The Brewery in London. The Transform Awards are a celebration of the best in brand work across the whole of Europe, with award categories honouring outstanding submissions across the...
EOC AUDIT COMMITTEE MEET AT EOC HQ

EOC AUDIT COMMITTEE MEET AT EOC HQ

Rome, April 21, 2015 – The Association’s Auditors, the EOC’s finance “watchdogs”, spent the beginning of this week at EOC offices by the CONI Olympic Stadium and Park.Led by EOC Treasurer Kikis Lazarides, assisted by the Head of the Administrative Department, Gianluca De Angelis, the External and Internal Auditors thoroughly reviewed the accounts for 2014 and made...
INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH RELAY IS COMING

INAUGURAL EUROPEAN GAMES TORCH RELAY IS COMING

Baku, April 20, 2015 - The presentation ceremony for the First European Games torch relay programme kicked off on Monday, attended by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Chief Executive Director of the Baku 2015 Operations Committee Azad Rahimov, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015 European Games Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 Director of Ceremonies, Catherine Ugwu and other guests.In a...
BAKU 2015 SPORTS DIRECTOR PRESENTS EUROPEAN GAMES VISION TO FRANCSJEUX

BAKU 2015 SPORTS DIRECTOR PRESENTS EUROPEAN GAMES VISION TO FRANCSJEUX

Baku, April 20, 2015 - less than two months from the Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural European Games, organizers conducted a final rehearsal with wrestling and boxing test events, which closed this weekend. Pierce O'Callaghan, Baku 2015 Sports Director, interviewed by the French sports magazine "FrancsJeux", spoke about the sports vision for the new continental event. We propose it to our...
EUROPEAN ATHLETES MET IN ROME

EUROPEAN ATHLETES MET IN ROME

Rome, April 16, 2015 – The EOC Athletes’ Commission met yesterday in the Italian capital, chaired by its Belgian president Jean-Michel Saive. EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi welcomed the group, who later on received a visit from CONI President Giovanni Malagò.IOC Athletes’ Commission chair Clauda Bokel also attended the meeting, a busy morning during which issues...
NOC OF FRANCE – A NEW EMBLEM, THE SAME SPIRIT

NOC OF FRANCE – A NEW EMBLEM, THE SAME SPIRIT

Paris, 15 April 2015 - the CNOSF, the French national Olympic and Sports Committee has just unveiled a new emblem. After 17 years of good and loyal service, the “France” emblem that stood proud above the Olympic rings has ceded its place of honour to the cock, the best-known symbol of France. The cock, which first appeared on athletes’ jerseys during the last century, and has...

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