Level of organization of European Games very high - Serbian badminton player
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The level of organization of the European Games is very high, Serbian female badminton player Milica Simic told Trend.
"None of the big tournaments in which I performed, can be compared with the level of organization of the first European Games," she said.
"I feel very well in Baku," said Simic. "I hope that I will come here more than once to major tournaments or championships in badminton in the future. I would like to thank the organizers of the Games, all the staff and volunteers, they all do a great job."
"Before coming here, I've heard a lot of good things about Azerbaijan and Baku, but it was nice to see it all firsthand," she said. "Conditions in the Crystal Hall and the Athletes' Village are great. One cannot compare any major tournament in which I participated with these Games."
The European Games kicked off in Baku June 12 and will last till June 28. There are a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.
More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent 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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