TODAY.AZ / Baku-2015

Parade dedicated to European Games’ heroes due in Baku

07 July 2015 [17:15] - TODAY.AZ

/By AzerNews/

By Laman Sadigova

The European Games, a multi-sport event held in Baku in June for athletes from all over the Europe, was of great historical significance for Azerbaijan.

Successfully organizing the first ever European Games in a short time and broadcasting the Games Azerbaijan fascinated the viewers not only in Europe but also outside the old Continent with spectacular opening and closing ceremonies and Games within 17 days.

Despite this great sports event having come to an end, its spirit still remains in the city’s air.

A lot of events dedicated to the European Games were held in the country and one of the brightest of them will occur in Baku on July 12.

Baku will witness a special a parade dedicated to the European Games’ volunteers, athletes, and to the Azerbaijani national team in particular. The parade will begin near the Palace of Hand-Played Game at 20:00 and will end at the Baku Boulevard, near the Clock Tower.

The event will be sponsored by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sport along with the 2015 Baku European Games Operational Committee.

The event, themed "We wrote a history! We fit ourselves into the history!" will consist of two parts.

The first part of the event will be a parade titled "Baku 2015." Athletes from the national team and volunteers for the Games are set to participate.

The concert portion of the program will begin at 21:00 close to the Clock Tower and feature performances by stars of the national stage.

The European Games kicked off in Baku on June 12 and lasted for 17 days. The innovative competitions gathered over 6,000 athletes to show their strength and skills in 20 sports, 16 of which was Olympic and 12 were licensed for the Summer Olympics in Rio.

Russia, presented by the team of 351 athletes, won the overall ranking with unbeaten 164 medals, 79 of which was gold medals.

The country was followed by Azerbaijan with 56 medals and the Great Britain with 47 medals.

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