Baku: before and after inaugural European Games 2015
Baku received the right to host the 2015 First European Games in 2012 by the European Olympic Committees (EOC). Since then and up until the grand opening day on June 12, the country has been preparing fast for the historic event.
Azerbaijan managed to get ready for the Games within just 2,5 years, which is remarkable, according to specialists.
Below is a mix of gathered photos of Baku, before the start of the European Games, during the grand opening and after the games started.
Take a closer look below:
Photo sources: AzerTag, Baku2015, The Guardian, IbTimes, SportsNewsIreland, epa, Trend News Agency, Wikipedia, SportsFeatures, European Volleyball Confederation, InsidetheGames, MalaysianInsider, Sia.az, Euractiv, Demotix