Mascots of First European Games with residents and guests of Baku (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 6
The solemn opening ceremony of the First European Games will be held in Baku next week.
This major sports event that will last till June 28 will bring together thousands of people from all over the world.
On the eve of this event, the official mascots of the First European Games, Nar and Jeyran shared their joy with the residents and guests of Baku.
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which 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.