EOC Appoints Former BOA CEO Simon Clegg as Senior European Games Consultant

August 12, 2013

The European Olympic Committee (EOC) has appointed Simon Clegg and Makis Asimakopoulos into senior positions at the 2015 Baku European Games.

Clegg, the former Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA), Ipswich Town Football Club and 1995 European Youth Olympic Festival has been appointed Senior European Games Consultant.

Asimakopoulos, the former Head of Sport at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the 2011 Special Olympics, also in Athens, has been appointed as Sports Consultant.

On his latest appointment, Clegg said: “I am delighted to have been given this exciting opportunity to help deliver a successful event in 2015 whilst helping to create a dynamic brand for future European Games.

“I look forward to working with the Organising Committee in Baku and with the Minister for Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov, to contribute to a memorable event for all 7000 participants.”

Asimakopoulos commented: “I very much look forward to working with the Organising Committee’s Sports Department and the 18 European Sports Federations to help deliver the highest level of competition possible in 2015.”

Baku 2015 marks the first ever European Games after the EOC General Assembly voted for its launch in December 2012.

Azerbaijan’s capital will host the event from 12-28 June 2015.

Patrick Hickey, President of the EOC commented on the new appointments: “I am delighted we have secured the services of two such experienced and respected international sports professionals.

“I am convinced that both Simon and Makis together will make a major contribution to the success of our inaugural event whilst helping to build the brand for future editions.”

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