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BAKU 2015 EUROPEAN GAMES – News Update from Baku 2015

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Top stories on upcoming Baku 2015 1st European Games.

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March 4, 2015

Baku 2015 European Games today marked the start of the 100 Days To Go countdown by revealing the design of medals for the inaugural event, to be held on 12 – 28 June this year.

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January 26, 2015

Baku 2015 Celebrity Ambassadors give their support to Ceremonies Performer hopefuls.

Baku 2015 European Games Celebrity Ambassadors and Eurovision Song Contest 2011 winners Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal, made guest appearances at the auditions for Ceremonies Performers on Sunday.

The duo addressed performers hoping to earn a role in the Baku 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies with a short motivational speech, highlighting the dedication and preparation required to successfully perform at major international events.

Eurovision winner Ms Jamal said: “Representing your country at a major international event is an incredible feeling and I am delighted that so many young Azerbaijani people will have the opportunity to do so at Baku 2015.

“As a Celebrity Ambassador it is my duty to encourage more people to get involved with Baku 2015 through initiatives such as the Ceremonies Performer programme, and play a part in creating history for our country.”

The Baku 2015 Opening Ceremony will be a celebration of traditional Azerbaijani culture that will reflect the host city’s role in modern Europe, as well as honouring all the athletes that will be competing.

Mr Tom Bisignano, Senior Producer at Five Currents, the company who will produce the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, said: “We are trying to create a dream about Azerbaijan and we need you to help us make this dream come true. Come and join us and I promise you a truly unforgettable experience.”

Ms Khumar Kuluzade, Baku 2015 Ceremonies Performer, added: “My audition was an amazing experience and everyone involved was very friendly and smiling all the time. I already feel like I have become a part of one big family and I am looking forward to beginning my training to become a Baku 2015 Ceremonies Performer.”

The Baku 2015 Ceremonies team will recruit volunteer performers aged 16 and above who have passion, energy and a desire to represent their country in the newly-built National Stadium on Friday 12 June. More details on how to apply can be found here: http://www.baku2015.com/en/join-us/apply-now

January 15, 2015 –  Baku 2015 European Games Signs Coca-Cola as Official Partner. 

BakuEuro2015BigBaku 2015 European Games has today signed an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to serve as an Official Partner of this summer’s inaugural event.


December 19, 2014Baku 2015 European Games branding receives international recognition – Video.  Baku 2015 European Games has been recognized for its exceptional new branding by a major international design website.
Design Week has named the new look of the inaugural European Games which was launched in August as one of the biggest rebrands of 2014 alongside several other high-profile companies. 


November 27, 2014Baku is 200 days closer to European Days.  (Video)
A magnificent show held at the iconic symbol of the city, the Maiden Tower, on November 26 suggests more fantastic performances are expected in June with the most grandiose opening and closing ceremonies at the brand new Olympic Stadium.

October 21, 2014Baku 2015 European Games presented to UN General Assembly by Minister Azad Rahimov.  Minister Azad Rahimov, Baku 2015 European Games Chief Executive Officer and Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport, has delivered a speech on ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, United States of America.

September 4, 2014The Baku 2015 European Games has been praised by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission. The Baku 2015 European Games has been praised by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission following their visit to the host city of next year’s inaugural event. 


September 3, 2014Baku 2015 European Games hosts fourth Coordination Commission as new headquarters are officially opened. Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) today hosts its fourth European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission ahead of next year’s inaugural event. 

September 2, 2014Milla becomes the third Official Supporter of the Baku 2015 European Games, after McDonald’s and Tickethour. The agreement will see Milla support the Baku 2015 European Games through advertising in more than 5,000 stores around Azerbaijan and by carrying the Baku 2015 logo on all of their products and staff uniforms.


August 27, 2014Baku 2015 European Games unveils new brand look.
The Baku 2015 European Games has unveiled a new brand on August 27 that proudly combines Azerbaijan’s history, heritage and culture with elite European sport.

August 16, 2014Baku 2015 European Games marks 300 days until Opening Ceremony with key facts and figures.
Next year will see more than 6,000 athletes and more than 3,000 team officials arrive in Azerbaijan to compete for 239 medals and the right to be called European Champion.

August 1, 2014Baku 2015 European Games and McDonald’s are partners now.
Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee is proud to announce McDonald’s as an Official Supporter of next year’s historic sporting event.

November 23, 2013 – Baku prepares to make history with European Games (Video)
The First European Games will take place in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan in 2015.

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