Baku 2015 European Games News
Up to 490 athletes 'took meldonium at European Games in Baku'Up to 490 athletes may have been taking meldonium during the 2015 European Games in Baku, a study reveals.
Mar 9, 17:15
Great Britain finish third in European Games medals tableGreat Britain finish third in the medals table at the European Games, behind Russia and Azerbaijan.
Jun 28, 13:54
Russia dominate inaugural European Games with 79 gold medalsRussian Federation dominate the first European Games with 79 gold medals.
Jun 28, 13:34
Danish flag bearer Line Kjaersfeldt 'never doubted badminton gold' in BakuDenmark's Line Kjaersfeldt was confident of gold despite trailing to Belgium's Lianne Tan in the women's badminton singles final in Baku.
Jun 28, 12:11
Azerbaijani official 'threatened journalist' who fled to GermanyAn Azerbaijani official allegedly threatened a journalist in the build up to the European Games, with the writer fleeing to Germany as a result.
Jun 28, 10:33
Azeri minister of sport: 'European Games puts Baku on world map'Azerbaijan minister for youth and sport Azad Rahimov says that the European Games has put the country on the European and world map.
Jun 28, 09:45
Judo gold medal winner Henk Grol: 'I'm delighted to be back on top of podium'Judo gold medal winner Henk Grol says that he feels "fantastic" to be on the top of the podium after victory in the -100kg final at the European Games.
Jun 28, 08:43
France's Emilie Andeol: 'I didn't expect European Games judo gold'France's Emilie Andeol says that she was surprised to win the women's +78kg judo gold medal at the European Games.
Jun 28, 08:23
Italy fencer: 'Team foil loss to Great Britain disappointing'Fencer Alessio Foconi says that Italy are disappointed with their men's team foil final loss to Great Britain at the European Games.
Jun 28, 07:57
Richard Kruse: 'European Games gold perfect training for World Championships'Great Britain fencer Richard Kruse believes that the men's team foil gold at the European Games was perfect training for the World Championships next month.
Jun 28, 07:34
Katie Taylor: 'I struggled to win European Games boxing gold'Ireland's Katie Taylor says that she felt tired during her women's lightweight boxing victory at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 28, 07:15
UN: 'Azerbaijan human rights record undermines European Games hosting'The UN Human Rights Council says that Azerbaijan's human rights record undermines their hosting of the European Games.
Jun 28, 06:50
Nicola Adams: 'I can carry on until 2020Nicola Adams says that she could carry on until the 2020 Olympics following her European Games gold medal.
Jun 28, 06:24
Manchester 'interested in bidding for 2023 European Games'The 2023 European Games could be hosted by Manchester, according to European Olympic Committee president Patrick Hickey.
Jun 28, 05:19
Georgia's Adam Okruashvili: "I'm very happy with judo gold"Judo gold medal winner Adam Okruashvili, from Georgia, insists that he did not feel pressure during his gold-medal match against Israel's Or Sasson.
Jun 27, 19:02
Azerbaijan chef de mission: 'Baku can host Olympics after Euro Games success'Azerbaijan chef de mission Konul Nurullayeva says that Baku can host the Olympic Games after a successful European Games.
Jun 27, 18:51
Simon Clegg: 'European Games closing ceremony will be spectacular'European Games chief operating officer Simon Clegg says that the closing ceremony on Sunday evening will be "spectacular".
Jun 27, 18:39
Emma Cain "thrilled" by Baku displayTeam GB's Emma Cain tells Sports Mole that she is "thrilled" with her performance in the final of the women's 100m breaststroke final at the European Games.
Jun 27, 15:15
Team GB swimmer Layla Black "upset" over "bad" finishTeam GB swimmer Layla Black admits that she needs to work on her finish, having narrowly missed out on a medal in the women's 100m breaststroke final in Baku.
Jun 27, 14:52
Team GB's Frazer Chamberlain: "I let everybody down"Frazer Chamberlain insists that competing at the inaugural European Games was an "amazing experience", but one that was tinged with real disappointment.
Jun 27, 12:37
Spanish gold medal hopeful Pablo Abian: I had to recover from "stupid mistake"Pablo Abian admits that he had to 'change his mindset' following a costly error in the first set of his semi-final against Kestutis Navickas.
Jun 27, 12:19
Russian boxer Gasan Gimbatov makes "full recovery" after hospitalisationGasan Gimbatov has made a "full recovery" from the blow suffered against Joe Joyce in Friday's super-heavyweight bout, according to Baku 2015 chief Simon Clegg.
Jun 27, 11:33
Team GB judoka Gemma Gibbons 'really frustrated' by defeat in BakuTeam GB judoka Gemma Gibbons admits that she is 'really frustrated' by her second-round defeat at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 27, 11:28
Ireland's Sam Magee "over the moon" with Baku bronzeIreland's Sam Magee insists that he is "over the moon" with his Baku 2015 bronze medal, due to the fact that he was a major injury doubt heading into the competition.
Jun 27, 10:31
Azerbaijani athlete Chaltu Beji suspended for failing drugs testHome athlete Chaltu Beji is handed a suspension for failing a drugs test at the European Games.
Jun 27, 10:01
Ireland's Chloe Magee 'gutted' by mixed doubles semi-final defeatIreland's Chloe Magee admits that is "very disappointing" to lose out to France in the badminton mixed doubles semi-final in Baku.
Jun 27, 09:44
Belgian badminton ace Lianne Tan hails "best moment" of careerLianne Tan claims that she now has "nothing to lose" when taking on Line Kjaersfeldt in the women's badminton gold-medal final on Sunday morning.
Jun 27, 09:15
Ilham Zakiyev: "I promised the president I would win"Ilham Zakiyev, an Azerbaijani judo champion at the European Games in Baku, reveals that he had promised his country's president he would win gold.
Jun 27, 07:54
Mission complete for ex-soldier Ilham ZakiyevIlham Zakiyev says that he has completed both of his missions after winning gold for Azerbaijan in the blind +90kg judo event at the European Games.
Jun 26, 20:01
Joe Joyce sends Russian Gasan Gimbatov to hospital after gold medal winRussian super-heavyweight Gasan Gimbatov misses the reception of his silver medal after being sent to hospital following his defeat to Joe Joyce in Baku.
Jun 26, 17:54
Joe Joyce: 'It was a great moment'Sports Mole speaks to Team GB boxer Joe Joyce after the super-heavyweight claimed gold at the 2015 European Games.
Jun 26, 17:07
Darcy Deakin: Luke Greenbank gold "well deserved"Great Britain's Darcy Deakin insists that Luke Greenbank's gold medal success at Baku 2015 was "well deserved".
Jun 26, 16:59
Anthony Fowler hails "special" gold medal-winning performance by Joe JoyceAnthony Fowler leads the tributes for European Games super-heavyweight champion Joe Joyce, who took gold in Baku this afternoon by beating Gasan Gimbatov.
Jun 26, 16:47
British boxer Josh Kelly: "I gave it my all"Josh Kelly vows to take his Baku 2015 semi-final defeat to Parviz Baghirov "on the chin" in order to bounce back in upcoming events.
Jun 26, 16:18
Holly Hibbott "disappointed" with performance in women's 200m freestyle finalGreat Britain's Holly Hibbott tells Sports Mole that she is "disappointed" with her performance in the final of the women's 200m freestyle at the European Games.
Jun 26, 15:12
Russian Federation epee team boss upset by bronze-medal performanceMaria Mazina admits to being "very sad" about Russian Federation's performance in the epee event at Baku 2015.
Jun 26, 14:23
Ireland's Katie Taylor expecting "tough" Estelle Mossely fightKatie Taylor acknowledges that if she is to claim gold at the European Games then she must produce her best showing in order to overcome Estelle Mossely.
Jun 26, 14:03
Mia Hermansson: 'I feel bad for Great Britain's Gemma Howell'Sweden's Mia Hermansson offers sympathy to Great Britain's Gemma Howell following her disappointing penalty exit at the European Games.
Jun 26, 13:50
Team GB's Sally Conway remains upbeat on Rio 2016 chancesSally Conway remains in a positive mood following her European Games exit at the hands of Hungary's Szabina Gercsak.
Jun 26, 13:32
Home boxer Abdulkadir Abdullayev: 'Crowd gave me strength to win semi-final'Abdulkadir Abdullayev admits that he found life "tough" in today's heavyweight semi-final clash against Saddam Magomedov, but is grateful to have got the job done.
Jun 26, 13:17