Baku 2015 discuss the First European Games and their involvement in #SAC2014


1. What can spectators expect from The First European Games, Baku 2015?

The Baku 2015 European Games will unify people across Europe in a passionate celebration of sport.

The largest multi-sport event in the history of Azerbaijan will involve more than 6000 European athletes competing across 19 sports.

World class sporting action in world class facilities in one of the most spectacular locations in the world sums it up perfectly.


2. What is in store for the athletes competing at Baku 2015?

Athletes are at the absolute heart of the Baku 2015 European Games.

We are investing in a total of 20 new and refurbished venues, to provide iconic locations and world-class facilities for all competitors.

Our world-class Athletes’ Village which will host up to 9,000 athletes and officials - has been designed to deliver the best conditions possible for competitors.


3. What legacy are you hoping for in the aftermath of Baku 2015?

The Baku 2015 European Games will leave a lasting legacy for the people of Baku and Azerbaijan. Not only will Baku 2015 provide new world-class sporting venues, it will also act as a catalyst for the development of new urban and community facilities for the people of Baku and Azerbaijan.

We are convinced that our venue development, supported by Azerbaijani Government schemes to promote youth sport participation, will help develop healthier and more active lifestyles across the nation.

We also want use the Games increase expertise levels across a wide range of sectors that are involved in providing goods and services for the event. We aim to develop new and more efficient working processes and more skills, jobs, commercial knowledge and major event expertise in our communities.


4. What is behind your partnership with SportAccord Convention 2014?

The partnership provides a unique opportunity to engage the leaders of international sport, to build relations and to inform them of the rapid progress that is being made to host the First European Games.


5. What conference sessions are you most looking forward to at SportAccord Convention?

The programme of events is impressive. Each session provides an opportunity to learn something new. There is much to discover and learn from the high calibre of speakers scheduled to address the convention.

Azerbaijan’s Minister for Sport and CEO of the Baku European Games Operational Committee, Azad Rahimov will also address the Convention as part of the City Forum Programme.


6. What will be your highlight of SportAccord Convention 2014?

We anticipate that there will be many highlights but we especially look forward to showcasing the Baku 2015 European Games to such an influential audience and to establishing relations which can help us to enhance our preparations.


7. How will SportAccord Convention help in the build-up to Baku 2015?

The SportAccord Convention in an important platform for promoting the Baku 2015 European Games and appraising over 2,500 leading representatives from international sport of the rapid progress that is being made to host this historic event.

This global community can help us to promote the Games around the world and to inspire sports fans to join us in celebrating what is destined to be a spectacular sporting event in June 2015.