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Baku held grand opening ceremony of European Games: Erdogan

13 June 2015 15:16 (UTC+04:00)
Baku held grand opening ceremony of European Games: Erdogan

Azerbaijan made a great contribution to the organization and holding of the First European Games, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

The president added that the opening ceremony of the First European Games is Baku was grandiose, Anadolu agency reported June 13.

The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28.

There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.

Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees in December 2012.

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