Baku 2015 first European Games - The triumph of the 17-day multi-sport event
The closing ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games took place on June 28. Thus much can be said about this gathering ranging from unforgettable highlights of personal impressions, official statements to media releases. First of all, standing at the origins of one of the greatest events in the world’s sport history, Azerbaijan hosted the inaugural European Games - dubbed the "first-ever European Games."
The Games involved competitors from the 50 Olympic nations of Europe, competing across a total of 20 sports, and the 18 sporting venues being newly constructed or refurbished. Azerbaijan gained a great benefit in terms of positive attention from the world’s media and sport fans. Baku 2015 showed the world the sporting potential of our country. The world’s media covered Azerbaijan ranging from its political position, culture, traditions to touristic facilities.
Baku 2015 was some kind of the event that re-introduced Azerbaijan to the world. Azerbaijan managed to deliver a successful sporting event, opening a new page in Europe's sports history. The continent's first multi-sport event once again showed that Azerbaijan, which gained independence 24 years ago, is capable of hosting international events. Baku 2015 was held in world-class facilities built over the last two and half years. The home for Europe’s finest athletes during the Games was the newly-built Athletes Village, while journalists were accommodated in the Media Village.
Notable Georgian Poet Given the Award of the State Translation Centre
This year, Makvala Gonashvili, the well-known Georgian poet, translator, Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia, has been given the Award established by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre on the occasion of the International Translator’s Day for her merits in the development of Azerbaijan-Georgian literary relations.
· is a poet and translator;
· was born in Georgia in 1958;
· graduated from the Department of Journalism at Georgia State University in 1981;
· is the author of such books as “From Here to You”, “To tell the Truth”, “The Dawn of the Sun Seeps Through the Dome”, “My Temple, My Place of Oath”, “Tears of the Sun” and “Bonfire of Poppies”;
· her works have been translated and published in many languages of the world;
Victoria Romero: Joint Projects of the Centre and Latin American Embassies Ought To Be Continued
On September 26, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico to Azerbaijan, Mrs. Victoria Romero, visited the State Translation Centre. During the meeting, the exchange of views took place on the translation and publication projects implemented by the Centre in relation to the promotion of Latin American literature in Azerbaijan and the expansion of the Azerbaijani-Mexican literary and cultural ties.
AzSTC Hosts Certificate Award Ceremony for Translators
The Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) has completed the next qualifying examinations for professional translators. The translators who passed AzSTC’s qualifying examinations in sociology and politics, international relations, science and technology, economics, finance, and law received Certificates of the Centre.