European Games torch reaches Gazakh
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
The torch of the Baku 2015 First European Games was delivered to Azerbaijan's north-western district of Gazakh.
The torch was first received by the district's activist, Vusal Ismayilov. Then, 10 torchbearers brought the torch to the Heydar Aliyev Park.
The last torchbearer, the activist of the district, Terhan Ahmadov raised the torch onto a stage, built in the park.
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 SI