Russian president to attend opening ceremony of first European Games in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a visit to Azerbaijan and attend the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku, the Russian presidential press-service said.
"The detailed information about the program of President Putin's visit to Azerbaijan will be provided in the near future," the statement said.
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.
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