Ilham Aliyev,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
and President of the National Olympic
Committee of Azerbaijan:

“I would like to thank everyone who has participated in the adoption of this decision, to express our gratitude to the European Olympic Committees. I want to indicate that the Games will be held at a high level. Thus, Baku will go down in the history of the European Olympic Committees for its contribution to the hosting of the First European Games.”

Patrick Hickey,
President of the European
Olympic Committees:

“The European Games have been talked about for decades. The EOC has decided that now is the time for Europe to have its continental Games. So, for the benefit of the athletes of Europe we are very pleased to welcome everyone to the first European Games in June of 2015 in the vibrant and beautiful seaside city of Baku, Azerbaijan. These games will reflect the energy and unity of Europe and bring new and meaningful competitions to our athletes as well as bind the European NOCs together with one common goal.”

Sports

From beach soccer to wrestling, from aquatics to volleyball — find out more about the sports of the first European Games.

Venues

Explore the unique world-class venues of Baku where the sportsmen and sportswomen of Europe will make history in 2015.

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