OSCE Minsk Group co-chair reacts to Armenia’s participation in Baku 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
The US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick said on his Twitter that it is good news that Armenian athletes will compete in the European Games in Baku.
"Hope Azerbaijan will welcome the decision," he further noted.
Earlier, the Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov said Azerbaijan stands ready to ensure the security of a delegation from Armenia if the Armenian side decides to take part in the Baku 2015 European Games.
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place from 12 - 28 June 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.
Twelve of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Those sports include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012. The Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the EOC.
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