POSTED: April 27th 2013

Baku 2015: First EOC Coordination Commission to inspect the inaugural European Games

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has scheduled the first visit for the EOC Coordination Commission 29 - 30 April 2013 to inspect the progress of the preparations for the inaugural European Games Baku, Azerbaijan to be held in 2015.

"This is an historic moment for the EOC,” said Patrick Hickey, EOC President. “This is the first ever visit by a coordination commission for the first ever European Games. There is a packed agenda of meetings with the very ambitious and capable Local Organising Committee.

"The visit is tangible evidence that this innovative development in European sport is gathering momentum. We are determined that the inaugural European Games will deliver world-class venues and infrastructure to enable Europe's finest athletes to perform at their very best."

The organizing committee headed by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, will host a series of meetings targeting planning and technical works for the 16 member commission.

"It will be a pleasure and an honour to welcome the EOC Coordination Commission to Baku for its first official meeting,” said Azad Rahimov, CEO of Baku 2015, Minister of Youth and Sport and Vice President of the NOC of Azerbaijan. “We look forward to sharing our plans with the Commission and to establishing the milestones that will be used to measure our progress in delivering the European Games.

"The EOC Coordination Commission brings together individuals with a wide range of experience in international sport, and the knowledge and insights of each Commission member will be invaluable as we finalise our Games concept."

Keywords · EOC · Baku 2015 · European Games · Patrick Hickey · Mehriban Aliyeva · Azad Rahimov

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