Great Britain, Irish athletes get ready to compete in First European games
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Great Britain's, Ireland's athletes get ready to compete in the First European Games to be held in Baku on June 12-28.
"The curtain will raise on the 2015 European Games in Baku at the opening ceremony on Friday 12th June. The inaugural event will be Azerbaijan's first ever major multi-sport event as 50 nations compete across 20 sports over 17 days of action from 12-28 June," the article on the Scottish Gymnastics website said.
The article said that the GB team will be competing in 13 sports at Baku 2015, with four disciplines of gymnastics represented; artistic, trampoline, acrobatic and aerobic.
Selected to represent GB as one of three men's artistic gymnasts is Team Scotland Glasgow 2014 silver medalist Frank Baines. Joined by Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan, Baines' competition will get underway on Sunday 14th June at the purpose built National Gymnastics Academy.
Irish team will be represented in European Games by a total of 63 athletes from 14 sports. Of that team, 27 female athletes will compete representing 12 different sports with swimming having the biggest contingent, according to the article published on sportswomen.ie , Irelands Womens Sports Website.
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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