Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov, a key figure in the launching of the first European Games in Baku in 2015, has died at the age of 56, it was announced tonight.
The family of a British ceremonies production team member tragically killed during a traffic collision at the European Games in Baku last year have launched a petition aimed at encouraging Azerbaijani authorities to improve road safety in the country.
The company responsible for producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku last year has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards.
Britain's Simon Clegg has been appointed as the chief operating officer at Expo 2020 in Dubai, the same role he occupied at last year's European Games in Baku.
Azerbaijan First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been awarded the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Order of Merit here this morning in recognition of her "contribution to sport and the Olympic Movement".
Hosting the 2015 European Games in Baku boosted the international image of Azerbaijan 80 per cent of people there believe, according to a new survey.
Success of Baku 2015 not overshadowed by international criticism, claims Azerbaijan Minister for Youth and Sport
Azerbaijan Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov has claimed the success of the European Games, which closed here last night, has not been overshadowed by criticism received internationally in the build-up, criticising those who have used the event to "further personal agendas".
France’s Joris Daudet claimed Baku 2015 men’s BMX gold as cycling competition at the European Games drew to a close here today.
An array of British musical talent brought the curtain down on the European Games here this evening in a Closing Ceremony blending the old and the modern, as well as the Western and the traditionally Azerbaijani.
A double in the men and women's team events lifted France to the top of the European Games judo medal table here today.
By Duncan Mackay, Nick Butler, Mike Rowbottom and Michael Pavitt at the Olympic Stadium in Baku
Russia fittingly earned the final gold medal of the European Games here this afternoon, holding off a late fightback to overcome Italy 3-2 in the beach soccer final.
Germany held their nerve after squandering two match points in the third set of the European Games men's volleyball final here this afternoon, recovering their poise to win the fourth and claim a deserved 3-1 victory.
Danish gold in the European Games badminton event grew to three here today as Line Kjaersfeldt, the self-styled “queen” of the sport in her country, produced a suitably regal performance to claim the women’s singles title, shortly before Sara Thygesen and Niclas Nohr earned the mixed doubles gold to add to the one won in the previous night’s men’s doubles.
By Duncan Mackay, Nick Butler, Mike Rowbottom and Michael Pavitt in Baku