Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
The torch of the Baku 2015 European Games was on June 3 delivered to the Azerbaijani city of Khachmaz.
The torch was received at a symbolic gate of the games on the Baku Avenue in Khachmaz, and then 12 torchbearers, moving along the avenue, brought it to the Flag Square.
Afterwards the flame of the Baku 2015 European Games was lit on a stage installed there.
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