BBC devotes article to British athletes’ participation in Baku’s first European Games
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 11
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The inaugural European Games get under way in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on 12 June, with Great Britain sending its largest overseas contingent since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the article published on BBC Sport website said.
There are 160 British athletes across 13 of the 20 sports.
Olympic qualification opportunities are on offer in shooting, table tennis and triathlon, while several other sports provide a chance to earn vital ranking points on the road to Rio, the article said.
BBC Sport examines the top British prospects to look out for each day.
Another article, also published on BBC website, says that boxer Nicola Adams will carry the flag of Great Britain at the opening of the first European Games in 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.
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