Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
The preliminary round of men's group event in beach volleyball at the First European Games in Baku wrapped up on June 17.
Azerbaijani athletes Neilton Santos and Iaroslav Rudykh in Group H, lost to the Czech athletes, 0:2.
This is while Azerbaijani athletes in Group A, Leonid Gritsai and Bernardo Romano defeated the Lithuanian athletes, 2:0.
The next round of the group events will be held June 17. Azerbaijani athletes Santos and Rudykh will compete with French athletes, while Gritsai and Romano will compete with Italian representatives.
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.
Edited by SI
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