Baku, Azerbaijan, June 4
The Baku 2015 European Games' torch was on June 4 delivered in Azerbaijani district of Shabran.
The torch was received in front of a symbolic gate of the games, and then 10 torchbearers, moving along the Mammad Amin Rasulzade Street and Zarifa Aliyeva Street, reached the Heydar Aliyev Avenue in the city of Shabran.
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