BP, BEGOC present certificates to training program participants
By Aynur Karimova
The Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee, together with BP, presented Games Academy certificates to university graduates in Baku on June 30.
The certificates were presented to 188 university graduates from Azerbaijan and across Europe, who have fully completed the one-year training program established by BEGOC.
Addressing the ceremony Ian Sutherland, BP’s Regional Vice President, expressed confidence that the success of the inaugural European Games has exceeded all expectations and thanked the participants in the Games Academy for their contribution to this success.
“BP is pleased to be part of this very important capacity-building initiative, which we are confident will leave a long legacy, supporting Azerbaijan’s plans to host future sporting events," he said. “We in BP were involved in many parts of the preparations for the Games. We were the Official Oil and Gas Partner of the Baku Games building on our experience of partnering with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, we sponsored top Azerbaijani Olympians and Paralympians, providing them and their coaches with elite athlete development training by the Michael Johnson Performance Centre. And we supported the Games Academy to enhance the nation’s capability to deliver world-class events of the future.”
BP is the exclusive Official Partner of the Games Academy initiative. This innovative learning program aimed to support the creation of a capability legacy in Azerbaijan by developing national staff members for managing events.
In July 2014, the program selected 162 Azerbaijani and 26 international high potential university graduates, preparing them for the efficient delivery of major multi-sport events and developing skills which will assist them in their future career.
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