Russia to be represented by strongest athletes in first European Games in Baku

Baku 2015 : EUROGAMES Materials 26 May 2015 15:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:

Russia will be represented by the strongest athletes in the first European Games in Baku, Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee, told Trend.

"The Russian team staff has been approved for the first European Games," he said. "It includes 360 athletes. The most professional athletes will be represented in most kinds of sports."

He said that the Russian national team will participate in the competitions on all kinds of sports, except athletics.

"In most kinds of sports the team will be represented by the strongest athletes, except for swimming, to be represented by the youth team, athletics, not to be represented by the leading countries, and the fencing, where the team first staff is preparing for the World Cup," he said.

The team staff was approved at a meeting of the executive committee of the Russian Olympic Committee on May 21, 2015.

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.

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