On June 29, a meeting took place with our sportsmen who have taken a victory at the 1st European Games, and their coaches, as well as representatives of Azerbaijan’s sport society and foreign partners that have contributed to the organization of the Games.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady, Chairperson of the 1st European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
First, a video-film reflecting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1st European Games, unforgettable moments of the competitions, including performances of Azerbaijani sportsmen was shown.
The Head of the State addressed the ceremony.
Then an awarding ceremony took place.
The Decree of the Head of the State on conferring persons who have make special contribution to the holding of Baku-2015 1st European Games, sportsmen who have successfully performed at the European Games, and their coaches, as well as chairpersons of sports federations on the “Honorary Diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, the orders of “Glory”, “Friendship” and 2nd degree “For Serving To The Homeland” Order, and the “Progress” Medal, dated 29 May 2015, was read.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented the awards.
Speaking at the ceremony, General Director of “Baku-2015” 1st European Games Operations Committee for operations Simon Clegg, Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov thanked the Head of the State for his active support to high-level organization of the Games.
Thenthe Decree of President Ilham Aliyev on conferring Mehriban Aliyeva on the Heydar Aliyev Order for her activity associated with the development of culture, education and healthcare in the Republic of Azerbaijan, broad promotion of the Azerbaijani people’s cultural heritage on an international scale, and great services to the organization of the 1st European Games, dated 29 June 2015, was read.
The Head of the State presented the Heydar Aliyev Order to Mehriban Aliyeva.
Then a video-film about the victories of Azerbaijani sportsmen at the 1st European Games, and moments of President Ilham Aliyev presenting medals to winners-sportsmen was shown.