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  1. Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUvIh1JhTFU
  2. Most of the venues and infrastructure projects are completed. I updated the topic with some fresh photos some days ago. Please check the previous page.
  3. Let's take a look to a breathtaking skyline photo from the host of the inaugural European Games
  4. Politics sucks so let's keep up the sport topic Btw construction of Baku Shooting Center has been completed:
  5. This is a list of European broadcasters that signed an agreement to broadcast the games. It is not the final list thouhg: AlbaniaTring Media AustriaSport1 BelarusBelarus 5 BelgiumSport 10 EstoniaERR FranceL'Equipe 21 GermanySport1 HungaryDigiSport ItalySky Italia LatviaLTV LuxembourgRTL Group MoldovaMoldova Sport TV PortugalSport TV RomaniaDigiSport SlovakiaDigiSport SloveniaRTV Slovenija SpainRTVE SwitzerlandSport1 TurkeyNTV Spor
  6. No idea. Perhaps they wanted a more simple design.
  7. Baku Convention Center is another landmark of Baku to open right before the EG. This center is expected to host some non-sport events within the EG
  8. Baku 2015 European Games unveils commemorative stamps Baku 2015 European Games has today unveiled the first edition of six commemorative postage stamps to celebrate next summer’s inaugural event. The colourful stamps are unique artistic illustrations featuring six of the Baku 2015 venues, including the new National Stadium that will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as Athletics, next year. Other venues featured include the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Crystal Hall, Heydar Aliyev Arena, Baku Aquatics Centre and the National Gymnastics Arena. Mr Iltimas Mammadov, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Communication and High Technologies, said: “These beautiful stamps showcase just some of the world-class venues that will host elite sport in Baku next summer. “They will become popular all over Azerbaijan as memories of the spectacular summer of sport that will unite Europe in celebration.” Each stamp has the value of 60 qepik, and there will be a second edition released next year featuring illustrations of all 20 sports that will take place at Baku 2015. A third commemorative book featuring all 26 stamps together will also be released at a future date. Mr Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, said: “The stamps are a wider part of collectable items that will be issued to mark the inaugural European Games. “I am sure that in years to come they will be remembered not only for their striking images of our spectacular venues but come to symbolise the entire country’s support for Baku 2015.” http://www.baku2015.com/en/news/baku-2015-european-games-unveils-commemorative-stamps Baku 2015 European Games unveils official mascots Jeyran and Nar Baku 2015 European Games has today unveiled Jeyran (gazelle) and Nar (pomegranate) as the exciting official mascots for the inaugural sporting event. Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran and Nar reflect both the country’s proud history and promising future. The pair will symbolize the first European Games around the world as they feature on branding to promote Baku 2015. “We are extremely happy to introduce Jeyran and Nar to the world, and we hope that they will come to represent the excitement of the inaugural European Games,” said Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015. “As symbols of Baku 2015, they will inspire, excite and entertain a new generation of sports fans in Azerbaijan and will be visible around the city and the country in the coming months.” Jeyran will become the cultural ambassador of the Games, offering visitors a glimpse into Azeribaijan’s rich heritage. From high up in the Caucasus mountains to the shores of the Caspian Sea, Jeyran likes guiding visitors around the country and showing them all that Azerbaijan has to offer. Jeyran, the Azerbaijani word for gazelle, is a symbol in the country of natural beauty, grace and purity. The gazelle is a protected species in Azerbaijan. Nar is a sun loving, playful pomegranate who grew up outside of the city of Goychay. Full of life and energy, Nar loves participating in new sports and will be getting involved with the European Games action. The pomegranate symbolizes unity in Azerbaijani folklore, and features heavily in the colorful Baku 2015 branding already displayed extensively around the city. “Our mascots are important symbols of the inaugural European Games and we are delighted to be welcoming them to the Baku 2015 family,” said Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer. “Jeyran will be an elegant cultural ambassador for the Games and for the rich heritage of Azerbaijan. Nar represents the energy, enthusiasm and fun of the Games and will be seen explaining and getting involved with the sports at our venues.” “We wanted to help bring the European Games to life in a playful and colorful way, and we hope that Jeyran and Nar will become popular across all of Azerbaijan as we look forward to hosting Europe’s elite athlete here at Baku 2015,” said Charlie Wijeratna, Baku 2015 Commercial Director. “The mascots have started life as flat illustrations, but will soon be animated, and of course transformed in three dimensions to form a part of the merchandising of the European Games.” Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place from 12 – 28 June 2015. There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition. Eleven of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Those sports include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Wrestling and Volleyball. Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012. The Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) will organise and run the Games in co-operation with the EOC. http://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/2336868.html
  9. Baku 2015 European Games announce celebration plans to mark 200 Days To Go Baku 2015 European Games will next week host a spectacular light show in the city to mark 200 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the inaugural sports event. The Old City will host an eye-catching display that will light up the city on Monday 24 November to mark the significant date until the first European Games begins. A stunning Baku 2015 display will be projected onto the iconic Maiden Tower at 20:00 to mark the occasion and a special announcement will also be made on the evening. Mr Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, said: “As we approach just 200 days until the inaugural European Games begin, Baku and Azerbaijan is preparing to host an event that will become an important part of our country’s sporting history. “We will also be making a very special announcement that will capture the imagination of the entire country, and I would like to be able to share this historic moment with as many people as possible.” Residents of Baku are invited to attend the celebrations that will begin at 8pm and conclude with a spectacular light show finale. Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “As we continue to count down the days until the Opening Ceremony, there is a tangible sense of excitement building weekly throughout the city. “I would like to invite the people of Baku to come along and join in with our celebrations as we prepare to host Europe’s elite athletes at Baku 2015 next year.” http://www.baku2015.com/en/news/press-releases/baku-2015-european-games-announce-celebration-plans-to-mark-200-days-to-go
  10. National Gymnastics Arena (Milli Gimnastika Arenası): http://www.mga.az
  11. Baku Olympic stadium - Construction update: https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6527/225005494.89/0_d942b_7d9de908_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5603/225005494.89/0_d942c_8f606255_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4404/225005494.89/0_d9432_1fd3389_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4407/225005494.89/0_d9433_a92c3061_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6811/225005494.89/0_d942e_91498dc8_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6744/225005494.89/0_d942f_52772f6b_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3413/225005494.89/0_d9430_90ecbca0_orig https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4512/225005494.89/0_d9439_ce93b748_orig
  12. baron-pierreIV, sorry I sounded a bit too harsh somehow I didn't notice it was you writing that ))
  13. You failed miserably in case you tried to sound ironic. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are not members of EOC so no chance for them. Moldova is too poor to host such a large-scale event. In the meantime, 11 out of the 16 Olympic sports (there will be 20 sports in total) on the programme of EG 2015 now include qualification opportunities for SOG 2016 in Rio: Baku 2015 European Games To Offer Qualification Opportunities In Boxing And Wrestling For Rio 2016 Olympic Games Baku 2015 European Games has today confirmed that Boxing and Wrestling at next summer’s event will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The sports will offer athletes the chance to begin their journey to Olympic Games qualification, ens uring a high standard of competition at the inaugural European Games. In total, 11 of the 20 sports at Baku 2015 now offer qualification opportunities for the next Olympic Games to be held in Brazil. Mr Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees, said: “I am delighted to see that the sports programme at Baku 2015 continues to move in the right direction with Boxing and Wrestling now confirmed as part of their road to Rio 2016. “Part of the European Olympic Committees’ vision for the European Games was to create an elite competition that offered athletes increased opportunities to test themselves at the very highest level, so we are very pleased that Baku 2015 is delivering exactly that.” Mr Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer, said: “The fact that so many international sports federations are including the inaugural European Games as part of their Olympic Games qualification process is testament to what a top quality event we will have here in Azerbaijan. “The European Olympic Committees and President Patrick Hickey have ensured their vision of a major multi-sport event for the entire continent will be one of great value that will see Europe’s finest athletes improve their chances of competing successfully at future Olympic Games.” In Boxing, athletes who win a medal in each of the 10 men’s weight categories at Baku 2015 will win a place at the AIBA 2015 World Boxing Championships. The top ranked boxers at that competition will then win a quota place for their National Olympic Committee (NOC) at Rio 2016. In Wrestling, European athletes and NOCs are obliged to compete in the Baku 2015 European Games as the first part of their qualification journey to Rio 2016. Mr Pierce O’Callaghan, Baku 2015 Director of Sport, said: “The European Federations have completely embraced the vision of the European Games and it is a reflection of the world-class competition we will have at Baku 2015 that 11 of the 16 Olympic sports on our programme now include qualification opportunities for the next Olympic Games. “Boxing and Wrestling will be two of the most popular sports at the first European Games, so it is great to know that many of the athletes will begin their road to Rio 2016 here.” The 11 sports now offering Rio 2016 qualification opportunities are Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Wrestling and Volleyball. http://www.baku2015.com/en/news/baku-2015-to-offer-qualification-opportunities-in-boxing-and-wrestling-for-rio-2016-olympics
  14. According to the latest information I got, the host of European Games 2019 will be announced during the EOC General Assembly to be held in Baku on November 20-22, 2014.
  15. Bullshit. Kazakhstan is less religious than many western countries. And even if it was more religious, that should not be considered as an obstacle to host OG. Anyway, I strongly believe that Almaty will get WOG 2022. I don't think IOC will turn its back to a new region awarding Beijing to host WOG in less than 20 years after SOG.
  16. Bernie Ecclestone unveils Azerbaijan Grand Prix track layout Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport, today unveiled the layout of the exciting new Hermann Tilke designed Baku European Grand Prix street circuit at a special press event in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Baku European Grand Prix will take place in 2016 and today’s event saw Mr Ecclestone and Minister Rahimov presenting the layout of the street circuit that will see Formula One cars racing through the streets of Baku on F1’s newest track. Bernie Ecclestone: “Azerbaijan is the latest addition to the Formula One calendar and I am pleased to see they have designed an innovative new street circuit that will definitely help to create a world class event when we race there in 2016.” Azad Rahimov: “This is a very exciting milestone for everybody involved in the Baku European Grand Prix and I would like to thank Mr Ecclestone for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to come and help us unveil the newest F1 circuit to join the world’s most exciting sport. “We have been working very closely on the circuit layout with Hermann Tilke and his team since early 2013. Our brief to Tilke Engineering was simple – create a circuit that is unique, one that will help the Grand Prix in Baku quickly establish itself as one of the most exciting, thrilling venues on the F1 calendar, and one that the fans and teams alike are excited about. Most importantly, we wanted a track that would showcase the best of Baku, our capital city, and I am delighted that the circuit the F1 teams will race on in 2016 has achieved exactly that aim. “Now the next phase of hard work begins and we are all excited about seeing the circuit evolve over the coming months. We know there will be challenges, but with the support of Mr Ecclestone, Tilke Engineering and everyone involved in helping to create F1’s newest Grand Prix, we know we will deliver a spectacular event in 2016 that will add to Azerbaraijan’s well-earned reputation as a modern European country that is the perfect venue for the planet’s highest profile sports and entertainment events.” Hermann Tilke, CEO Tilke Engineering: “I am absolutely thrilled about the Baku European Grand Prix project and delighted we can now unveil the track design. We have created a challenging street circuit, in terms of engineering and design, and one that thrives on Baku's very attractive urban atmosphere and its great combination of history and 21st century style. The historic city centre, the beautiful seaside promenade and the impressive government house all combine to provide the perfect backdrop for a spectacular new track." “Obviously street circuits present a number of challenges, in terms of circuit design, but we have been able to incorporate some unique features that will provide the teams and fans with fascinating racing. For example, there will be an extremely narrow uphill section at the old town wall that will reward pinpoint accuracy and courage, and we have an acceleration section of almost 2.2kms along the promenade which will see the cars running flat out at very high top speeds – something that will create an incredible spectacle for the race fans on track and the viewers at home.” Anar Alakbarov, Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the president of Azerbaijan Automobile Federation was also present at today’s event. Mr Alakbarov said: “Formula One, the world's fastest motorsport championship is already very popular in Azerbaijan as a spectator sport. We are deeply honoured by the privilege awarded to us by the Formula One family in welcoming us to their party and enabling us to host the Baku European Grand Prix in 2016.” “We are also confident that hosting this Grand Prix will act as a catalyst for the sport of Formula One in our country and I expect youngsters throughout the city will be so impressed by this spectacular event taking place on their doorstep that dreams of becoming the first Azerbaijani Formula One World Champion will take root.” http://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/2319512.html
  17. However, it is a part of the region of Eastern Europe.
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