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Baku 2015 at a glance

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Baku 2015 at a Glance

 
Olympic Stadium will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the European Games as well as Athletics competition.
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Baku 2015 ambassador Dimitrij Ovtcharov
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Archery, a sport that requires a mastery of skills in shooting arrows using a bow, has always been extremely popular among Europeans.
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The Baku Aquatics Centre is being constructed for the games and is set to become an iconic sporting venue for Azerbaijan.
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Beach Soccer is a variation of association football played on a beach or sand pitch.
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Mingachevir will host the Canoe Sprint competition during the Baku 2015 Games.
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Fencing is one of the few sports to have featured at every modern Olympic Games.
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Baku 2015 ambassador Katie Taylor
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Karate is one of the fastest growing combat sports in the world
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During the Games time, the capacity of Mountain Bike Park will be 1670 seats.
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The temporary Basketball Arena will be home of the 3 on 3 basketball competition.
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For competitors in the sport of Shooting, having the ability to remain calm and collected in high-pressure situations is essential for success.
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The aquatics discipline of swimming is one of the most exciting and popular sports on the Baku 2015 programme.
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Baku 2015 ambassador Jade Jones
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The new Baku Aquatics Centre will play host to the discipline of Synchronised Swimming which commences on 12 June 2015 and features four medal events.
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The Beach Arena is another temporary venue as part of the EGP and will be home to the Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer competitions.
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Tough and explosive Judo is a full-contact combat sport that is incredibly popular in Azerbaijan.
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Find out more about the inaugural European Games being held in Baku in June 2015.

The European Games is a multi-sport event to be held amongst over 6,000 athletes from all over Europe. The Games were designed and are to be regulated by the European Olympic Committees (EOC). The decision to hold the first ever European Games was made at the 41st General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees on 8 December 2012. The Assembly was attended by 49 National Olympic Committees.

Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan was awarded the right to host the inaugural European Games in 2015.The European Games are the final ‘continental’ Games to be inaugurated after the Asian Games, Pan-American Games, All-Africa Games and Pacific Games. As of 2015, every continent will have a continental Games in the Olympic tradition.

A total of 20 sports will be represented including 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. There will be 253 medal events in total.12 sports including Archery, Athletics, Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon and Wrestling will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

 


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