My visit to the Baku 2015 European Games

2015 marks the first year the European Games have taken place. The host city was Baku in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has a population similar to that of London and around 20% live in the capital Baku. Over the course of 2 weeks it featured just under 6,000 athletes from 50 countries competing in 20 sports. Team GB sent 160 athletes and finished 3rd in the medal table with 18 golds, 10 silver and 19 bronze medals (47 total). Russia topped the table with 164 medals and the host nation came 2nd with 56 medals. David was lucky enough to experience the games first hand and a few of his photo's and comments are below. 

 

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 Typical new sports facilities seen in Baku, which will play their part in the legacy of the games.

Typical new sports facilities seen in Baku, which will play their part in the legacy of the games.

 At 33 degrees it's a bit hot for the spectators of the water polo matches today

At 33 degrees it's a bit hot for the spectators of the water polo matches today

 Baku Olympic pool! 

Baku Olympic pool! 

 Seems cycling isn't that popular in Azerbaijan. Next year F1 will be using the same streets so let's hope that's more popular.

Seems cycling isn't that popular in Azerbaijan. Next year F1 will be using the same streets so let's hope that's more popular.

 GB athletes waiting for the same plane :)

GB athletes waiting for the same plane :)

 The Olympic Sports Village. Each nation adorned the balconies with their flags.

The Olympic Sports Village. Each nation adorned the balconies with their flags.