Daily Star publishes article about Baku, first European Games
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 15
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
The famous British newspaper The Daily Star has published an article about Baku and the upcoming first European Games.
Baku is a rapidly growing city where the East meets the West, the article said.
"The city is on an adrenalin rush following its success in hosting the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest," the author said.
"F1 comes here next year, followed by the Islamic Games in 2017 and the European football championships in 2020," said the article.
The article said that many skyscrapers, unusual buildings, new attractions appeared in Baku in recent years. The city's newest and tallest attraction, the three-skyscraper Flame Towers, the Heydar Aliyev centre with its ski slope roof fashioned to look like the president's signature, the Carpet Museum, with a roof shaped like a rolled-up carpet made a deep impression on the author.
There are also plans to build the world's tallest super-skyscraper - with 189 floors - on an artificial island in the Caspian Sea, said the author.
The article tells about the ancient places of interest in Baku, in particular the fortress, which became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000, the 15th Century Shirvanshahs' Palace, Gobustan National Park with the ancient rock paintings.
The author informs readers about the prices of tickets for the European Games, the cost of living in hotels. Visa restrictions will be lifted during the European Games for those holding valid tickets, said the article.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be 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 CN
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