Team GB just announced this morning in London the names of the selected athletes that will have a chance to win one of the first 253 European Games gold medals.
Olympic champions Nicola Adams, Jade Jones and Ed McKeever will lead the British team at the inaugural European Games in Baku this June. The trio will join 150 other athletes competing in 13 different sports from 12 to 28 June.
Of Team GB's 19 disciplines, ten will have added significance in playing a part on the road to Rio and qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games. "It's a great opportunity," said Team GB's Chef de Mission Mark England.
"Many will test themselves against Europe's best, gain crucial multi-sport Games experience or build on their road to Rio 2016."
For many of the athletes, this will be their first taste of a major multi-sport Games.