EOC to offer to light torch of next European Games in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) will propose that the torch of the next European Games is lit in Azerbaijan, EOC President Patrick Hickey said June 28 at the final press conference dedicated to the first European Games in Baku.
He said that the lighting of torch of the European Games in Azerbaijan would be an excellent initiative.
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.