European Games to raise Azerbaijan’s prestige

20 May 2015 14:03 (UTC+04:00)

The Baku 2015 First European Games will be a terrific thing in terms of raising prestige of Azerbaijan, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the former president of Latvia, told Trend on May 20.

“This is the first time that such games are being organized,” she said. “It will be a terrific thing in terms of raising prestige of Azerbaijan as a country, which can get huge things organized and do it extremely well.”

Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that 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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