Türker Arslan, Deputy Vice President of the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC), died at the age of 78 years on 4 May 2021. Arslan was a Board Member and Vice President of TOC since 1998. Graduated from Galatasaray High School and Istanbul University Faculty of Law, he worked as a lawyer for many years, while also as editor-in-chief and sports writ..
Izmir Smajlaj has made quite a name for himself in Albania. He’s been national long jump champion for 18 straight years, held the national record for 14, and is also the only Albanian athlete to have won a major athletics championship, a feat he accomplished by claiming gold at the 2017 European Indoor Championship in Belgrade. This year he..
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov passed away yesterday night in New York due to a severe illness. Rahimov, aged 56, was a key figure in the launching of the first European Games in Baku in 2015. The Olympic family of Europe sends its sincerest condolences to his family and the NOC of Azerbaijan.
On 25-27 April 2021, the EOC Coordination Commission (CoCom) for the European Games 2023 met in Antalya, Turkey and held discussions with European Athletics (EA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and TOP Olympic Partner ATOS. Led by Chair Hasan Arat, the EOC CoCom discussed with the respective parties their possible collaboration for the organi..