UK Foreign Office minister to attend opening ceremony of European Games
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 8
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Tobias Ellwood will attend the opening ceremony of the First European Games in Baku, the UK embassy in Baku told Trend June 8.
The UK will be represented by 158 athletes in the 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.