Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
The opening ceremony of the First European Games in Baku was held at a high level, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rafael Harpaz told Trend.
The diplomat said he was impressed by the admirable show in the opening ceremony of the European Games.
The European Games in Baku is a very important sports event, he said.
Harpaz said Israel is represented in the Games by a large sport delegation.
He added that the European Games are broadcasted live by two major Israeli TV channels.
The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28.
There is 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.