“Holding the first ever European Games in Baku is an indicator of Azerbaijan’s success and fame in the world. The First European Games is the triumph of your country,” the athlete from Russia Aleksandr Zhakirov told SIA.
The Russian athlete specially hailed the capital city of Baku: “Sadly that I have not met Baku completely. As the games begin, I could not visit the sightseeing in Baku".
"Indeed, the conditions here for athletes are at a high level. We believe to win medals in the games. I wish good luck to all athletes." the athlete added.