Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26
By Jamilya Aliyeva - Trend:
Certainly the European Olympic Games are very important in terms of culture, secretary general of the Greek-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce, executive director of High Connect Dimitrios Metaxas told Trend May 26.
"It is an honor for any country to host these Games," he said.
"For Azerbaijan and its people, the Games are a great geopolitical challenge and that is because if the Games are properly organized they will have three results: first, the European borders will expand till the countries of Caucasus and the Caspian Sea with Baku as the strategic center," he said.
"Second, hosting these Games, Baku will convince that it could organize and host other important international and European events," said Metaxas. "Third, Azerbaijan will send a message of peace and stability to the global community. I wish good luck to Baku and to the people of Azerbaijan!"
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