European Games

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European Games

The European Games is a planned international multi-sport event to be held among athletes from all over Europe. The Games were envisioned and are to be governed by the European Olympic Committees (EOC), which announced their launch at its 41st General Assembly in Rome, on 8 December 2012.[1] Baku 2015 European Games, the first edition of the European Games is going to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June 2015, and every four years thereafter. Twenty sports have so far been confirmed for the 2015 Games, following successful negotiations with the European authorities for swimming, gymnastics and athletics.

The European Games are the final continental Games to be initiated, after the Asian Games, Pan-American Games, All-Africa Games and Pacific Games. As of 2015, every continent will have a continental games in the Olympic tradition.

The European Games are not related to the European Sports Championships, an event organised by individual European sports federations, bringing together the individual European championships of athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing and triathlon under a single 'brand' on a four-yearly cycle beginning in 2018.


Main article: European Games sports

The following sports have been confirmed for the first event in Baku in 2015.[2][3]

Host nations and cities[edit]

Map of European Games locations (host cities in red dots).
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Sports Events Nations Athletes Main Venue Ref
I 2015 Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan 12 June 28 June 20 253 Future event Baku National Stadium [4]
II 2019 TBD Future event

Brand and visual identity[edit]

London-based brand agency, SomeOne, developed the brand system for the games. The brand incorporates traditional Azerbaijani imagery with images and colours designed to evoke a European sporting feel. The pomegranate tree, whose fruit juice is one of Azerbaijan's main exports, features heavily. The brand was created with legacy potential in mind, possibly inspired by the way the Commonwealth Games’ branding retains a similar feel each year. [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EOC LAUNCHES EUROPEAN GAMES". 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Baku award inaugural Games". 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "European Games is given the go ahead for Baku in 2015". 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Cultural icon brings European Games brand to life". Transform magazine. 30 September 2014.