The First European Games Are Underway in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is hosting the first-ever European Games in its capital city of Baku. The 16-day gathering features more than 6,000 athletes from 50 European National Olympic Committees, competing in 253 events in 20 sports. The 2015 European Games follow in the tradition of other continental games established by Olympic Committees, such as the Pan-American Games and the Asian Games. The closing ceremony will take place on June 28.
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