Baku 2015 first European Games - The triumph of the 17-day multi-sport event
The closing ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games took place on June 28. Thus much can be said about this gathering ranging from unforgettable highlights of personal impressions, official statements to media releases. First of all, standing at the origins of one of the greatest events in the world’s sport history, Azerbaijan hosted the inaugural European Games - dubbed the "first-ever European Games."
The Games involved competitors from the 50 Olympic nations of Europe, competing across a total of 20 sports, and the 18 sporting venues being newly constructed or refurbished. Azerbaijan gained a great benefit in terms of positive attention from the world’s media and sport fans. Baku 2015 showed the world the sporting potential of our country. The world’s media covered Azerbaijan ranging from its political position, culture, traditions to touristic facilities.
Baku 2015 was some kind of the event that re-introduced Azerbaijan to the world. Azerbaijan managed to deliver a successful sporting event, opening a new page in Europe's sports history. The continent's first multi-sport event once again showed that Azerbaijan, which gained independence 24 years ago, is capable of hosting international events. Baku 2015 was held in world-class facilities built over the last two and half years. The home for Europe’s finest athletes during the Games was the newly-built Athletes Village, while journalists were accommodated in the Media Village.
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