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BAKU 2015 – 100 days away .
The European Games are an exciting and innovative new format that will be the continent’s first major multi-sport event. All members of the European Committees have been invited to attend and compete in Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku, situated on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday 12 June 2015, with the Closing Ceremony celebrated on Sunday 28 June. The Games were designed and are to be regulated by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and run with the support of the Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee (BEGOC). Baku was awarded the honour of being the first host of the Games at the 41st EOC General Assembly in Rome, on 8 December 2012. The European Games will take place every four years thereafter, with the next competition due to be held in 2019.
Where is Baku ………..
Baku lies on the southern edge of the Absheron Peninsula on the shores of the glittering Caspian Sea.
The coastal terrain around Baku is up to 28 metres below sea level, with mud volcanoes and salt lakes creating a rugged and surreal geography around the city. The Bakuvian climate is moderate, with warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature in June is approximately 24°C with around 15 hours of daylight.
Evidence of early settlements dating back to the Stone Age has been found in the Absheron Peninsula, including stone carvings from around 12,000 BC. As the settlement grew, Baku became a key staging post on the Silk Road, due to its ideal location at the crossroads between China, India, the Middle East and Europe.
This strategic position, along with its political stability and pleasant climate, has [...]