Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 4
Baku 2015 European Games marked March 4 the start of the '100 Days to Go' countdown by revealing the design of medals for the inaugural event, to be held on June 12-28.
The gold, silver and bronze medals feature unique iconography developed in line with the decorative Baku 2015 branding.
The medals' design, which features the 'Baku 2015' logo at its center, is a metaphor for the dynamic, beautiful and culturally-rich host city while their reverse features the European Olympic Committees emblem and word mark.
The medals design was created by renowned jeweler Adamas, which also produced the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games medals, in collaboration with Azerbaijani artist Nargiz Huseynova. They will be manufactured locally by Azersouvenir.
The chief operating officer of Baku 2015, Simon Clegg, in his speech at the event held today, said it is wonderful to mark the beginning of the 100 day countdown by revealing the iconic design of the First European Games medals, and to look forward to the great sporting feats the athletes will accomplish in Baku.
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