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German athlete: Hosting first European Games great privilege

6 July 2015 16:24 (UTC+04:00)
German athlete: Hosting first European Games great privilege

Being the host country of the first European Games is a great privilege, said Ramsin Azizsir, German Greco-Roman wrestler and bronze medalist of the first European Games in Baku.

"Everything was organized very professionally. It testifies to the fact that the organizers tried to make the first ever European Games to be remembered by everyone. In general, to be the host country of the first European Games is a great privilege. And Azerbaijan got this honor, and can rightly be proud of this,” he told AzerTag state news agency.

He said that he was particularly impressed by the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games. Azizsir also praised sports facilities and the Athletes Village.

"Baku is quite ready to host the Summer Olympic Games. The new stadium is very comfortable, modern and looks very beautiful. The conditions created for athletes in the Athletes Village were also very nice.”

More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku represented their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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