Logo of First European Games to be held in Baku to adorn player shirts of Atlético Madrid (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
The unveiled logo of the First European Games which will be held in Baku in 2015 will adorn the player shirts of Spain's Atlético Madrid club in La Liga home match against Getafe CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium.
The game will feature the Baku 2015 logo to show the Spanish Club's support for the first European Games as a part of its strategic alliance with the country of Azerbaijan. .
The official logo for the first European Games which will be held in June 2015 in Azerbaijan's capital city, Baku, today contemporaneously unveiled in Baku, Rome and Madrid.
"We are honoured to host the first-ever European Games and to welcome athletes and visitors from throughout Europe for this historic event in 2015. Our logo reflects the pride of our nation in its sporting heritage, our commitment to hospitality and welcoming our guests, and our position as an emerging center for sport, business and tourism in Europe and beyond," Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov said.
"I wanted to reflect the passion and aspirations that the people in Azerbaijan have and share for these first ever European Games, to be innovative and inspirational in spirit and in sport. This is a celebratory logo which embodies that vision," logo designer, Azerbaijani Adam Yunisov said.
The logo was launched at the 42nd European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Rome and represents another important milestone in preparing for the Games, according to EOC President Patrick Hickey.