Adrian Corcoran, head of venue technology at the Baku 2015 European Games, saw a nice cartoon the other day. It was a variation on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which expresses human requirements in the form of a triangle, with the most imperative at the base - breathing, food, water, shelter - rising to more esoteric desiderata such as love/belonging, esteem and self-actualisation.
Nineteen years after earning a fencing silver for Cuba at the Atlanta Olympics, 43-year-old Ivan Trevejo returned to the international medal podium here today - this time on the middle step after defeating Russia’s Sergey Khodos 15-8 in the final of the men’s individual epee at the European Games.
Russia reached the 50 gold medal mark at the Baku 2015 European Games after their swimmers claimed half of the eight gold medals on offer here tonight.
Germany’s Raphael Holzdeppe wowed the crowds with a superb personal best clearance of 5.92 metres to edge out Brazilian rival Thiago Braz Da Silva to claim pole vault spoils here on the first of two evenings of street athletics action here.
Baku 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies production team FiveCurrents has announced one of their team members was killed in a fatal car crash in the Azerbaijani capital yesterday.
I still vividly remember the moment I was offered a job at insidethegames when managing director Sarah Bowron called me from a place then unbeknown to me; Baku.
Ana Maria Branza secured Romania’s first European Games gold medal as she produced a solid display to win the women’s individual epee final with a 15-11 victory over Yana Zvereva of Russia as the fencing competition got underway in style here today.
By Duncan Mackay, Nick Butler, Mike Rowbottom, Daniel Etchells, Liam Morgan and Michael Pavitt in Baku
Russia showed exactly why they are the dominant force in sambo after claiming five of the eight European Games gold medals on offer here.
A dropped baton in the men’s 4x400 metres relay cost Austria the European Games athletics gold here tonight by the narrowest of margins as a jubilant, if shocked, Slovakia pushed them into second place.
Italy secured two Baku 2015 European Games golds on the final day of competition here, claiming victories in both the mixed team skeet and mixed team 10 metre air rifle events.
Spain's Miguel Alvarino Garcia sealed European Games men’s individual gold medal, thrashing Dutchman Sjef Van Den Berg 7-1 as the archery at Baku 2015 came to a conclusion here today.