Italian “İl Faro” news portal has published an article hailing the importance of the forthcoming Baku 2015 European Games.
The article says the Baku 2015 will be “a remarkable” event in the European sport history. “ Azerbaijan will host the first games of Europe, bringing together nearly 6,000 athletes.
The portal says: “Sunday April 26, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev captured the official flame of the Baku 2015 European Games during a special ceremony that took place in the ancient and sacred temple of Ateshgah, Baku. Also present at the event commemorating the start of the flame’s journey across Baku – The Journey of the Flame - were First Lady and Chair of Baku European Games Organising Committee Mehriban Aliyeva and President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey, along with 150 distinguished guests.”
“The flame will travel the length and breadth of the country, spreading the spirit of the Games and warming the hearts of people in 60 locations. The torch will come within an hour’s travelling time of 99% of the Azerbaijan population and thousands of people are expected to join in the daily celebrations along the route,” the article says.