First European Games launched in Baku

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Fireworks illuminate the sky during the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Games at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan, 12 June 2015.

First European Games launched in Baku


Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku is playing host to the inaugural European Games, a multi-sport event for more than 6,000 athletes from across Europe.

Ahead of the June 12 Opening Ceremony, Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Youth and Sport Minister and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, said: “I am confident in saying that the sold out Opening Ceremony will be an unforgettable experience for the 68,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium, as well as the international audience.

“All eyes of the spo...


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