"We are creating sporting history for the continent of Europe and we are having to produce a new event which is right and fitting for the best athletes in Europe," Chief Operating Officer of Baku European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC) Simon Clegg told in his interview to AzerTac.
"As a result of the successful staging of the European Games Azerbaijan is much better positioned to bid for future events going forward, whatever those events might be. I think Azerbaijan has been incredibly responsible in terms of building prominent facilities where there is a long term legacy leaved for the future inhabitants of Baku. You’ve now got a fantastic 50m swimming pool. You’ve now got a new national gymnastics venue. You’ve now got an amazing, fantastic Olympic stadium and, of course, a shooting range as well. These are of Olympic standards without a doubt," added Mr Clegg.