Azerbaijan’s Oghuz district welcomes flame of first European Games
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
The flame of the Baku 2015 First European Games was delivered to Oghuz district.
At the symbolic gate of the European Games in the district, the flame was accepted by teacher of Oghuz city secondary school No. 1 Rafiga Babayeva.
Ten torchbearers then started their 2.3km long route and carried the flame into the stadium of the Olympic Sports Complex to the sound of wild applause.
Master of Sports Araz Umarov lit the flame of the European Games.
The event participants watched a footage highlighting a ceremony to light the flame of the Baku 2015 First European Games in Ateshgah temple.
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.