Azerbaijan great place for tourism – Albanian female athlete
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Huseyn Veliyev, Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Azerbaijan is a great place for tourism, participant of the first European Games in Baku, Albanian women's 200m freestyle swimmer Diana Basho told Trend.
"It is my first time in Baku," she said. "Azerbaijan is a very fine country. I liked everything.
I will recommend Azerbaijan as a place to visit for tourism or holiday to my friends. The weather is great. Everything is great."
"I have never experienced any competition like this," she said, adding that the European Games surpassed her expectations. "It is wonderful for every athlete to be competing in these competitions," she said.
The female athlete said that she would like to participate in some other competitions in Baku.
"Baku is more than ready to host Olympic Games," said the swimmer.
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.