Azerbaijani runner takes bronze at Kuldiga Catherine's Cup

21.01.2015 | Readed: 2478

Azerbaijani runner Rahib Mammadov has won a bronze medal in the 60m hurdles at Kuldiga Catherine's Cup in Kuldiga, Latvia.
Mammadov secured the medal after timing 7.95 seconds.



Baku 2015 European Games announces first international Athlete Ambassadors

17.12.2014 | Readed: 3455

Baku 2015 European Games has announced the first international athletes who will become Ambassadors for next summer’s inaugural event. The high-profile athletes have been selected to represent their sports, and will feature in marketing campaigns around......

Friendly match between Azerbaijani and French wrestlers takes place in Paris

06.12.2014 | Readed: 4244

A friendly match between Azerbaijani and French wrestlers took place in the Winter Circus of Paris on December 4. Azerbaijan’s First Lady, Chairperson of the first European Games Organizing Committee, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva......

Baku 2015 European Games unveils official mascots Jeyran and Nar

26.11.2014 | Readed: 4119

Baku 2015 European Games has unveiled Jeyran and Nar as the exciting official mascots for the inaugural sporting event. Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate reflect both the country’s proud history and......

Legendary Soviet Union hockey coach Tikhonov dies

25.11.2014 | Readed: 3859

The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness, according to Russian media. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died......

Smile firmly back on record-man Messi's face

24.11.2014 | Readed: 3749

Lionel Messi seemed to have......

Ronaldo well on the way to smashing La Liga record

24.11.2014 | Readed: 3030

While Barcelona forward Lionel......

Baku 2015 European Games presented to UN General Assembly by Minister Azad Rahimov

22.10.2014 | Readed: 3945

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......

Azerbaijan qualify for next stage at FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships

01.10.2014 | Readed: 3693

Azerbaijan have advanced to the next stage of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships in Italy.
Azerbaijan secured the spot after beating Cuba 3-1.



Azerbaijani women's volleyball team beat Japan 3-2

27.09.2014 | Readed: 3827

 The Azerbaijan women's national volleyball team have defeated Japan 3-2 in the first game of the FIVB World Championship in Italy. Azerbaijan is competing together with the nationals of Japan, China, Porte Rica, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Cuba in the......

Azerbaijan signs European Convention on manipulation of sports competitions

20.09.2014 | Readed: 3925

Azerbaijan is the first country to sign the European Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions among other countries in the 13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport held in Macolin, Switzerland. Mr Thorbjørn Jagland,......

Azerbaijani wrestler grabs world Greco-Roman bronze

17.09.2014 | Readed: 4010

Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Rasul Chunayev has claimed bronze at the world championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He secured the medal after beating Armenian Varsham Boranyan in the 71kg weight category. Earlier Azerbaijan won two medals as......

Azerbaijani delegation attends opening ceremony of World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

11.09.2014 | Readed: 3331

An Azerbaijani delegation led by Deputy Youth and Sport Minister, Ismayil Ismayilov, took part at the opening ceremony of the World Nomad Games in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan. The event was attended by some 7,000 spectators, including foreign diplomatic and......

Baku 2015 European Games announces trio of major European broadcast agreements

10.09.2014 | Readed: 3335

Baku 2015 European Games has announced the signing of three international broadcast agreements in Romania, Hungary and Belgium. The trio of deals ensure sports fans will enjoy live coverage of all 17 days of competition from next summer’s inaugural......

Baku to host 470 class world sailing championships

09.09.2014 | Readed: 3316

The Azerbaijani capital of Baku will host a 470 Olympic class world sailing championships in 2016 as decided by the General Assembly of the International 470 Class Association in Athens, Greece. Azerbaijan earned 254 votes to win the bid to host the......

Milla becomes Official Supporter of Baku 2015 European Games

03.09.2014 | Readed: 3100

Baku 2015 European Games has announced premium dairy supplier Milla`s becoming an Official Supporter of the inaugural European Games. The agreement will see Milla support the Baku 2015 European Games through advertising in more......

Azerbaijani team wins S2 category tournament of International Off-road Racing in Turkey

03.09.2014 | Readed: 2984

Azerbaijani national off-road team has finished first in the S2 category event of the 3rd International Off-road racing in Ardesen village of Rize Province, Turkey. The national team ranked second at the overall category racing......

Baku 2015 European Games announces international broadcast agreement with major Turkish channel

02.09.2014 | Readed: 3035

Baku 2015 European Games has today announced its first international broadcast agreement with leading Turkish sports channel NTV Spor. The agreement will see NTV Spor broadcast the inaugural European Games across the whole of......

Azerbaijani FC Neftchi into 3rd qualifying round of UEFA Europe League

26.07.2014 | Readed: 3870

Azerbaijani football club Neftchi Baku have progressed to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europe League after defeating Slovenian Koper 3-2 on aggregate. Despite losing to Koper 2-1 in Baku, Neftchi beat the Slovenian......

1st WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships officially opens in Baku

25.07.2014 | Readed: 3925

On July 24th a solemn opening ceremony of the 1st WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships was held in Baku. President of the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation, Vice President of the World Taekwondo Federation Kamaladdin Heydarov made a speech at the event......

Azerbaijani cyclist wins Giorni delle Rose cup

21.07.2014 | Readed: 3805

Azerbaijani cyclist Olga Ismayilova has finished first in the 200 m race in the Giorni delle Rose cup in Italy.
Ismayilova added 80 points to her ranking.



Azerbaijani FC Inter beat Swedish Elfsborg

19.07.2014 | Readed: 3848

Azerbaijani football club Inter have defeated Swedish Elfsborg 1-0 in first game of the two-legged the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League in Boras. Inter`s goal came from Slavcho......

Azerbaijani FC Garabagh beat Maltese Valetta in UEFA Champions League qualifier

17.07.2014 | Readed: 3122

Azerbaijani football club Garabagh have defeated Maltese Valetta 1-0 in the first match of the two-legged encounter in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Garabagh`s goal came from Chumbinho as the two......

Gotze wonder goal crowns Germany champions

14.07.2014 | Readed: 4074

Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time in their history after overcoming Argentina 1-0 courtesy of an extra-time goal by Mario Gotze at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The......

Vice President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attends Gala Charity Boxing Night: Repton vs. Gabala in London

30.06.2014 | Readed: 3392

The European Azerbaijan Society and the Mo Farah Foundation have co-organized a night of charity boxing between the legendary Repton Boxing Club (est. 1884) and the Azerbaijani club Gabala at the York Hall Leisure Centre in......

Baku 2015 European Games hosts successful Chefs de Mission Seminar

19.06.2014 | Readed: 3733

Chefs de Mission from across Europe were in Baku last week for a crucial seminar ahead of next year’s inaugural European Games. Officials from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Europe were briefed on Games preparation......

30th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships officially opens in Baku

14.06.2014 | Readed: 3640

On June 13th, a solemn opening ceremony of the 30th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was held at the National Gymnastics Arena in......

European Powerlifting Championships officially opens in Baku

13.06.2014 | Readed: 3890

A solemn opening ceremony of the European Powerlifting Championships has been held in Baku. President of the Azerbaijani Powerlifting Federation Aladdin Aliyev read out a congratulatory letter of......

Vystropova becomes first Azerbaijani female European boxing champion

10.06.2014 | Readed: 3412

Azerbaijan`s Elena Vystropova (69kg) has shined in Bucharest to become the first ever Azerbaijani female boxer to claim a gold medal at a European championship. She secured the title after defeating Stacey Copeland from the......

Tour d'Azerbaijan international cycling tour starts in Baku

08.05.2014 | Readed: 4268

Tour d'Azerbaijan international cycling tour the level of 2.1 has today commenced in Baku. The traditional race this year gathered 150 cyclists representing 25 teams from 33 countries. The first stage starts in Baku......

Shamkir Chess-2014 tournament commemorating Vugar Hashimov officially opens

22.04.2014 | Readed: 3706

On April 19th the solemn opening ceremony of the Shamkir Chess-2014 tournament commemorating Azerbaijani grandmaster Vugar Hashimov was held in the Heydar Aliyev Center in the city of Shamkir. Prior to the opening......

International judo tournament starts in Baku

21.04.2014 | Readed: 3728

The annual international judo tournament commemorating two-time Hero of the Soviet Union, Major-General Hazi Aslanov has today started in Baku. Co-organized by the National Olympic Committee, Youth and......

Antalya to host presentation of Baku-2015 European Games

09.04.2014 | Readed: 3890

A presentation of the Baku-2015 First European Games will be held as part of the 5th International SportAccord Convention in Antalya, Turkey from April 6-11. The event will bring together nearly 3,000 sports delegates from 80......

Azerbaijan`s Dibirhajiyev destroys Armenian rival to claim European wrestling crown

07.04.2014 | Readed: 4363

Azerbaijani wrestler Ruslan Dibirhajiyev has won the FILA European Championship in Vantaa, Finland, after thrashing Armenian Grigor Grigorian in the 70kg final.



Azerbaijan`s woman wrestler Stadnik claims her fourth European crown

03.04.2014 | Readed: 4702

Azerbaijani female wrestler Maria Stadnik has become a European champion for the fourth time after climbing on to the winner`s rostrum in Vantaa, Finland. She secured gold thanks to a win over Ukrainian Natalia Pulkovska in the......

Azerbaijani figure skating duo performs short dance in Sochi

17.02.2014 | Readed: 3997

Azerbaijan`s Yulia Zlobina/Aleksei Sitnikov pair has performed short dance in the figure skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The Azerbaijani couple ranked 14th with 58.15 points among 24 pairs at the Iceberg......

Azerbaijani wrestler wins bronze in Tehran

24.01.2014 | Readed: 3969

Azerbaijani Greco-roman wrestler Elman Mukhtarov weighing in at 59kg has grabbed bronze medal at the 34th Yadigar Imam Cup in Tehran, Iran. He secured the medal thanks to a victory over Iranian Museyib Akbari. Along......

Vugar Hashimov to be buried in second Alley of Honors

15.01.2014 | Readed: 3679

Azerbaijani chess grandmaster Vugar Hashimov will be buried in the second Alley of Honors, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has said. His body will be brought home on January 13. The funeral for the chess player, who......

LOGO for Baku 2015 European Games unveiled in Rome

25.11.2013 | Readed: 6725

The inaugural European Games were presented in detail to the participants at the 42nd EOC General Assembly on the second day of proceedings. The new official Baku 2015 logo was also unveiled, and was the highlight of the BEGOC delegation presentation, led......

Baku celebrates 600 day countdown to first European Games

22.10.2013 | Readed: 5081

Azerbaijan`s capital, Baku, today started the countdown to the first ever European Games, celebrating 600 days to the opening ceremony on 12 June 2015. The European Games will be a multi-sport event for elite athletes from the 49 Olympic nations of Europe......

Azerbaijani delegation leaves for Indonesia to attend 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games

23.09.2013 | Readed: 4916

An Azerbaijani 100-man delegation has left for Indonesia to participate in the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia from September 22 to October 1. Azerbaijan`s delegation includes representative of Azerbaijani Olympic Committee Vagif......

UEFA President becomes familiar with course of Olympic stadium`s construction in Baku

23.09.2013 | Readed: 6207

UEFA President Michel Platini has familiarized himself with the course of construction of the Olympic stadium in Baku which is planned to be opened in 2015. The UEFA President was informed about the construction process. He was told the groundbreaking......

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