Azerbaijan’s Zardab welcomes torch of European Games (UPDATE)

Baku 2015 : EUROGAMES Materials 12 May 2015 17:11 (UTC +04:00)
The torch of the First European Games has arrived in Azerbaijan’s Zardab district.

Details added (first version posted on 17:06)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12

The torch of the First European Games has arrived in Azerbaijan's Zardab district.

A solemn welcoming ceremony for the torch was held on the Flag Square in Zardab city on May 12.

The torch was handed to Bakhtiyar Nuraliyev at the symbolic gates of the First European Games.

The torch of the European Games continued to Terter district.

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.