Baku sporting facilities on Olympic scale – Danish team official
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Huseyn Veliyev, Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Sporting facilities of Baku is a great opportunity for the athletes of European Games, team official, swimming coach from Denmark Chris DeSantis told Trend.
He said that he heard a lot about investments in sporting facilities, and that everything is going to be on Olympic scale. He went on to add that his impressions confirmed this fact.
"Facilities, specifically for swimming - those I have seen here, are up to Olympic standard," he said. "They are very nice."
"The pool is fantastic, it is really good," he said, adding that it meets the international standards. "For swimmers it is a really great experience to train here."
"I absolutely want to take part in competitions in Baku in future," DeSantis said.
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 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.