Baku 2015 passes European Games Flag to the EOC with "future assured"
The President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), Patrick Hickey, today received the European Games Flag from Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Baku 2015 CEO, Azad Rahimov, at a ceremony held on the final day of the inaugural European Games.
Speaking after the event, President Hickey said:
“For a little over 30 months, Baku has been the custodian of the European Games. Today the EOC receives our Games back stronger and more full of potential than we could ever have imagined at this stage. One of the great legacies of Baku 2015 will be to have laid the foundations for all future European Games. After the spectacular success of the inaugural edition, the future of this event is assured.”
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Rahimov said:
“Mr President, I hand to you the flag of the European Games in a special presentation case. It contains a plaque for the next European Games host city – and enough plaques for the next 100 years of the European Games.”
In attendance at the ceremony were the EOC Executive Committee, members of the EOC’s Baku 2015 European Games Coordination Commission and Directors of the Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee, as well as several volunteers representing the 12,500 Flamekeepers who have played such a prominent role in the Games’ success.
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