Baku on eve of European Games – as seen by Getty Images sports photographer
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 8
A photoshoot showcasing Baku on the eve of the First European Games has been put on Getty Images by the agency's sports photographer Richard Heathcote.
These photos reflect various parts of Azerbaijani capital that is getting ready to host the upcoming European Games.
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.
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