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Attendance at European Games competitions continues to stay high

24 June 2015 [11:43] - TODAY.AZ

Overall attendance at the First European Games competitions in Baku continues to be very high, Simon Clegg, the Baku 2015 chief operating officer said at the press conference in Baku on June 22.

“Yesterday we had 17, 076 spectators attend 12 sessions at 6 different venues,” Clegg said.

He noted that some first official matches started yesterday at the European Games, including 3X3 basketball.

“It was incredibly exciting competition and very well attended,” Clegg said.

He said that all the additional tickets have effectively been sold, in particular, 5,000 tickets.

Clegg also added that about 22,000 spectators across all venues are expected for today and up to 30,000 spectators for tomorrow.

The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe are representing their nations over 17 days of competition.

Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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