"The competition is organised like the Olympic Games and it will be an opportunity for those athletes who did not participate in the Games to feel the Olympic spirit," Mandic said at an OKS media meeting and continued "we anticipate a great 17 days of competition.
"We are all highly motivated because the fittest and best Serbian Olympic athletes will be in Azerbaijan. These are the first European Games and I'm sure we will represent Serbia in a worthy way."
Serbian shooter Ivana Maksimovic, who won 50m Rifle 3 Positions silver at London 2012, said her compatriots are ready to fight for the medals at Baku 2015:"It will be a great atmosphere and I expect great results." Maksimovic commented "It's a great event and a great test before the Rio 2016 Olympics.
But I want to win a medal in Baku and go down in history."