Fantastic opening ceremony of Baku’s first European Games-National Olympic Committee of France
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15
It was a fantastic opening ceremony, president of the National Olympic Committee of France Denis Masseglia told Trend June 15.
"All the spectators were impressed by the show, especially by the atmosphere of friendship and cordiality in the stadium," he said.
"Baku is a very nice city that reminds me Cannes," he said.
"I think that it was very important to organize the first European Games in Baku," he said.
"The games were held at a very high level. So, the following games must be held at the same level."
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.