President of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Ronald Kramer has applauded the efforts of the organizers of the first European Games in Azerbaijan. "Hosts are doing a very good job here in Azerbaijan staging the first multisport event in their short history. They are a young independent nation and it is not easy to take up the challenge they did. I want to complement the Azerbaijan organizers and the EOC for staging the event here and taking up the challenge on this big event," he told ETTU website.
Mr Kramer said: "For Europe it is very good to have these Games, like Asia, Africa and the Americas have it. It adds to our opportunities and it makes our sport more visible to the public.”
“One of the major points of the big events are the volunteers. Volunteers are getting better each day. First day was toughest as it is on every major event, but the good thing is that for many of them this is not a first experience. Organizers did it very cleverly to take experienced staff, especially in volunteering leading positions. The volunteers are very helpful, they are enjoying their work and that helps building the whole good atmosphere at the games," he said.