Torch for 2015 European Games to be lit in April

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Baku, April 2 (IANS) The torch for the 2015 European Games will be ignited on April 26, Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov has said.

Rahimov said on Wednesday that the torch will be lit in Baku and then travel through Azerbaijani regions and will be transferred by sports celebrities to the host city, reports Xinhua.

The torch will then be used to ignite the flame of the European Games in the Baku Olympic Stadium.

The 2015 European Games will be the inaugural edition of the quadrennial multi-sport competitions, featuring athletes representing the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in Europe.

It will be held here from June 12 to 28 and attract over 6,000 athletes from 50 NOCs competing in 20 sports.

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