A superb performance in the ribbon section of the group ribbon event helped secure European Games rhythmic gymnastics all-around gold for Russia here today.
Russia completed a clean sweep of synchronised swimming gold medals at Baku 2015 after proving to be a class above their opposition in the solo and free combination rivals here today.
Alan Hubbard: Azerbaijan has lacked the nous of China and Russia in responding to human rights criticisms
By all accounts Azerbaijan is doing a magnificent job with the inaugural European Games, which are brilliantly orchestrated and staged in enviable splendour. But an ominous black cloud hovers over this sunniest of events.
Azerbaijan’s Dorogan claims Baku 2015 wrestling gold after controversial decision against bloodied Pole
A controversial decision at the European Games here gave home wrestler Anzhela Dorogan gold in the 53 kilogram class against a Polish opponent, Roksana Zasina, who finished the match limping heavily and with blood seeping through a head bandage following a cut sustained in the semi-final.
Azerbaijan's Mariya Stadnyk earned the first women’s wrestling gold the European Games as she stormed to victory in the women’s 48 kilogram freestyle division here tonight.
Russia continued their excellent start to the Greco Roman wrestling events here today, following on from their success on the opening day of competition with a further two golds, as hosts Azerbaijan also won gold and silver.
Britain’s Olympic taekwondo bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad, who grew up watching videos of boxing greats such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson, has engaged in some classic fighter’s talk ahead of a possible meeting later this week with Aaron Cook.
The celebrations which marked the 50th Anniversary running of Oslo’s Bislett Games offered many great athletes the opportunity to reflect on the days of their youth. As the cavalcade of classic open-topped Ford Mustangs made its slow circuit of the Bislett Stadium track before the main meeting began, the waving passengers – John Walker, Roger Moens, Javier Sotomayor, Jan Zelezny, Ingrid Kristiansen, Henry Rono - received warm waves of applause. For many of those rising in acclaim, these middle aged but still largely trim and athletic figures had created indelible memories on this oval patch of ground.
No one was applauding more warmly than Svein Arne Hansen, recently elected President of European Athletics, who has been involved in every Bislett Games since 1965 in various forms, serving as meeting director from 1985 to 2009.
If you having been paying attention to the top of the insidethegames site you will have noticed our countdown clocks ticking down to various upcoming Games taking place across the world and on Friday (June 12) Baku 2015 hit zero.
Veli Ahmadov, the bus driver who allegedly hit three Austrian synchronised swimmers on the eve of the European Games here, has been arrested by police, it has been confirmed by the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry and prosecutors.
Switzerland’s Olympic champion Nicola Spirig powered away from her rivals in the final discipline of the women’s triathlon here today, to add the European Games title to her impressive collection of medals.
Switzerland claimed both cross-country mountain biking gold medals as Nico Schurter and Jolanda Neff stormed to comfortable victories here today.
If the message coming from European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey concerning Armenia’s controversial participation in the inaugural European Games was that they were thrilled to have the country competing despite political tension with hosts Azerbaijan, the message coming from the crowd at the Opening Ceremony was the polar opposite.