Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13
The torch of the Baku 2015 First European Games was delivered in the Azerbaijani district of Yevlakh on May 13.
The torch was first handed over to Azerbaijan's three-time sambo champion, Aslan Mirzayev, and afterwards a march, involving 10 torchbearers at a distance of three kilometers, kicked off.
The torch was then brought to the central square of the city of Yevlakh, and from there it will be delivered to the district of Barda.
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.
Edited by CN