Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
The first European Games Baku 2015 will be known all over the world and become history, female athlete of the Polish team on beach volleyball Katarzyna Kociolek told Trend.
"I think it is a pretty cool competition," she said. "We can meet many people and we can compete with many great teams."
Katarzyna said that unfortunately she hasn't been at the opening ceremony of the European Games, as her team arrived in Baku only June 15. "But I heard that it was amazing," she said. I think I would have liked it if I was there."
The female athlete said that she hasn't been to Azerbaijan before, but participation in the first European Games gave her an opportunity to see Baku.
She went on to add that she didn't have enough time to get to know Baku better yet, but she hopes she will have such an opportunity after the tournaments.
"I liked Azerbaijan very much," she said. "It is really nice here. It is something different for me."
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.