First Baku 2015 European Games official website launched

First Baku 2015 European Games official website launched
# 13 July 2013 07:47 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports that the website launched on July 12 is dedicated to a very special date in the history of the First European Games “700 days to go”, the start of the countdown to the first day of the Baku European Games - the 12th June of 2015.

As of the launch date, the official website allows visitors from all over the world to learn about the First European Games mission, location and scale, sports and venues, and get familiarized with geography, history, economy, sports and culture and many other important spheres of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as informs about the Baku City history, social life, transport and other important details of interest of the visitors of the website and the Games in 2015.

The website will be regularly updated speaking about the progress of preparation works for the Baku 2015 European Games and will suggest interactive sections to get involved in the Games as visitors, volunteers, sport fans, media representatives, etc.

At the 41st EOC General Assembly in Rome on 7-8 December of 2012, the 49 National Olympic Committees of Europe voted by an overwhelming majority of 84% approval in a secret ballot for the City of Baku, capitol of Azerbaijan Republic to be the host city for the inaugural European Games in 2015. The Opening Ceremony of the inaugural European Games 2015, a historical event for the European world of sports and culture, will be taking place on Friday, 12 June 2015 and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, 28 June 2015.

In order to conduct the 2015 inaugural European Olympic Games in Baku at the proper level, H.E. President Ilham Aliyev decreed establishment of the Organizing Committee for conducting the inaugural European Olympic Games in Baku in June-July 2015 chaired by the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

The European Games is a multi-sport event for athletes from all of the 49 National Olympic Committees comprising Europe and is held every four years. The inaugural European Games have been awarded to Baku, Azerbaijan. The Games are owned, organized, and regulated by the European Olympic Committees. The European Games were created at the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees on December 9th, 2012 in Rome, Italy, when the overwhelming majority of the National Olympic Committees of Europe voted for the creation of the European Games. It was at this General Assembly that the NOC’s awarded the Games, again by overwhelming majority, to the City of Baku, Azerbaijan.

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