Patrick Hickey: "We add the missing fifth ring to the continental Games of the world"

Patrick Hickey: "We add the missing fifth ring to the continental Games of the world"
# 12 June 2015 20:44 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. “This is the proudest moment in the history of the European Olympic Committees. Here, tonight, in Baku’s magnificent new National Stadium we are witnessing – we are creating – a landmark moment in European sport,” he said.

“We are creating a landmark moment in European sport. Tonight we add the missing fifth ring to the continental Games of the world. And through Europe’s first Games, we bind the five continents of the Olympic Movement even closer together.

He also expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriiban Aliyeva.

Mr Hikey said: “First Lady Aliyeva: as Chair of Baku 2015, your role in these European Games cannot be overstated. For your tireless dedication to this endeavour, for your contribution to the bright future of sport in Europe: once again, I thank you.”

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