European Games,opportunity to know more about Azerbaijan

7 May 2015 12:37 (UTC+04:00)

Organizing the First European Games in Baku and attracting attention to this large-scale sports event is not an easy task, but Azerbaijan is successful in doing so, said Ivo Slaus, professor of the University of Zagreb (Croatia).

All such events are very positive, it makes all people coming here to know more about the country, he told Trend on May 7.

“This is the reason why it is good to have any kind of international event," he said. "This is absolutely crucial.”

Slaus added that last time he visited Baku two years ago and although it is not such a big interval of time, he sees great progress in the country.

Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.

There will be 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 (EOC) in December 2012.

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