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    Baku 2024

    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid RaceOn the heals of successfully hosting the first European Games in Azerbaijan this month, Baku is said to be set to bid for the Olympic Games, the head of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) told the Associated Press Sunday. EOC President Pat Hickey said that he expects officials to “announce very shortly that they will be a bidder for the future.” Baku failed in consecutive bids for the 2016 and 2020 Games, both times missing the short list and the final International Olympic Committee (IOC) election ballot. But with the European Games behind them along with experience and the construction of key infrastructure – the city is said to be ready for another try. Last week Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Youth and Sport Minister said “we have time until September, to analyze the outcome of the European Games, just to see where we are, what our possibilities are and after that, I think the decision will be made.” September 15 is the deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2024 Olympic Games so the Azerbaijan capital can still consider entering the current race immediately or wait until the 2028 bid that will kick off some time in 2019. Paris entered the 2024 race last week and immediately became the bookmakers’ favourite. Rome was first to enter the race but is struggling due the the weak Italian economy that forced its exit from the 2020 race. Boston, set to unveil “bid 2.0″ later Monday, has had difficulty finding acceptance among Boston constituents and may not make it to the starting line. Budapest is set to enter the race in July after receiving expected government approvals. The IOC will elect a winner in 2017 at a session in Lima, Peru. http://gamesbids.com/eng/future-olympic-games/baku-expected-to-enter-olympic-bid-race/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gamesbidsrss+%28GamesBids.com+Headlines%29
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    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid Race

    I was kidding. Don't take things so serious Frau Merkel ist ein Schatz
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    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid Race

    I bet greeks who invented the Olympics hate Angela Merkel 100000... times more than they hate Aliyev
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    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid Race

    I agree. In my opinion 2024 race is already very strong so Baku should better wait, make further improvements in infrastructure and hosting experience and and come back stronger for 2028.
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    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid Race

    Further, Baku is constantly increasing its capacity in sense of hotels and alternative accodomation, last year opened a brand new airport terminal, as well as got a lof of experience in hosting large scale events and the process is still going on with the upcoming Chess Olympiad 2016, U-17 EURO 2016, World Sailing Championship 2016, Formula 1 Baku Grand Prix 2016, Islamic Solidarity Games 2017, EURO 2020 etc. That is why I believe this time it would be unfair to leave Baku outside of shortlist.
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    Baku Expected To Enter Olympic Bid Race

    Of course, Baku's chances to host the Olympics are stll not high, however, in case of bidding this time the city must make it to the shortlist. Baku might use some of its existing venues, expand capacity and build some new ones. Venues such as Crystal Hall, Heydar Aliyev Sport Center, Baku Shooting Center, Baku Cycling and BMX Center, National Gymnastics Arena, Kur Rowing Center could be used as they are. Olympic stadium could be expanded up to 80K. As for Aquatics Center, let's say the existing one will be used for synchronised swimming and diving, while a bigger (temporary?) one will be needed for swimming. A number of football arenas, smaller sport centers as Baku Sport Center, Sarhadchi Sport Club, Baku Boxing Center etc. could be used as supporting venues. Moreover, Baku Expo Center could be used for some of the sports.
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    I doubt it. This scenario is not possible since Azerbaijan has other priorities too. In the next few years Azerbaijan is organizing a number of other events, such as Chess Olympiad 2016, Formula 1 Baku Grand Prix, Islamic Solidarity Games 2017 etc. with EURO 2020 group stage and quarter-final games to play in Baku. Azerbaijan is also keen on grabbing either Champions Leage or Europe League final after 2017 and I believe it will continue bidding for Olympics putting a stronger bid every time. As for the Turkey's interest, that is not a rumour. Turkish, Russian and Belarussian Olympic Committee Presidents told to media about their interest in hosting the next edition of the European Games. Russia told that they have at least four cities (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan) cabable of hosting it. Turkey told about bringing games to Istanbul or smaller cities such as Mersin and Antalya. Belarus told they applied to EOC about hosting the next edition in Minsk and they expect for the EOC's reaction. So the worst scenario for the European Games 2019 is once again to be hosted in Eastern Europe, namely in another former soviet country, however, EOC will do its best to bring the next edition to the Western Europe.
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    2019 European Games.

    I believe that the European Games is a nice concept for mid-size cities, such as Prague, Budapest, Vienna etc. which once considered Olympic bids. Those cities should definitely go for it. For those, European Games would be a great experience in hosting and organizing an event of a large scale. In the future, EOC should also work on adding the main tournaments of athletics and swimming which would raise up the quality of this event.
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    I don't agree with this point of yours. Despite to the fact this event was not as big as Summer Olympics, it still attracted a lot of spectators who were willing to watch the games live: Of course there were some sports, such as swimming where countries were represented by youngsters or athletics represented by 3rd league but even those sports attracted thousands of people: Baku is not a ghost city. It is just some sports such as triathlon were held in Amburan village, some 20 km away from the city. However even there were spectators:
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    2019 European Games.

    As far as I know Belarus, Turkey and Russia want it but EOC wants to move it somewhere to a western European country. This is why Holland was believed to be a good choice. There are still some other western European options EOC would not like to disclose right now. We will hear the name of the EG 2019 host soon.
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    The best images of the Closing Ceremony The spectacular show in photos http://www.baku2015.com/photos/photo-gallery/best-images-the-closing-ceremony.html#gallery-10
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    Now it is time to say goodbye to Baku 2015. I believe it was a great event, a great show, a great celebration of sports and friednship, a success that Azerbaijan will definitely benefit in a long run. Thank you all for following the thread
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    It was simurgh bird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simurgh
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    Closing ceremony live here
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    Baku 2015 European Games

    Photos of the day Tuesday 23 June BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Ana Maria Branza of Romania celebrates victory after the Women's Fencing Individual Epee semi final against Erika Kirpu of Estonia during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Athletes compete in the Men's 400m Freestyle heats during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Aquatics Centre on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Petr Koukal of Czech Republic competes in the Men's Singles Group E match against Emre Vural of Turkey during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Sports Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Domien Loubry of Belgium drives to the basket against Ilia Aleksandrov of Russia during the Men's 3x3 Basketball Pool B match on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Basketball Arena on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria (red) and Anna Alimardanova of Azerbaijan (blue) compete in the Women's Boxing Bantamweight (51-54kg) Quarter Final during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Anastasiia Bavyikna of Russia prepares to serve during the Women's Volleyball quarter final match between Turkey and Russia on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Alberto Pellegrini of Italy celebrates his victory over Fernando Casares of Spain compete during the Men's Fencing Individual Sabre quarter finals on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Kseniya Poznyak of Azerbaijan celebrates a point during the Women's Volleyball quarter final match between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Paul Hentschel of Germany celebrates as he wins gold in the Men's 400m Freestyle final during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Aquatics Centre on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Orhan Haciyeva of Azerbaijan shoots the ball against the Czech Republic during the Men's 3x3 Basketball Pool D match on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Basketball Arena on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: (L-R) Silver medalist Pawel Sendyk of Poland, gold medalist Andril Khloptsov of Ukraine and bronze medalist Daniil Pakhomov of Russia pose with the medals won during the Men's 50m Butterfly final on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Aquatics Centre on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Katheleen Weiss (2) and Anja Brandt (12) of Germany jump at the net to block Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata of Poland (17) during the Women's Volleyball quarter final between Poland and Germany on day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Aneta Rygielska of Poland celebrates victory over Anais Kistler of Switzerland in the Women's Boxing Light Welterweight (60-64kg) Quarter Final during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images for BEGOC) BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 23: Sean McComb of Ireland celebrates victory over Yasin Yilmaz of Turkey in the Men's Boxing Lightweight (60kg) Quarter Final during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 23, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images for BEGOC) http://www.baku2015.com/photos/photo-gallery/photos-the-day-51062.html#gallery-23 Basketball 3x3 Tuesday 23 June http://www.baku2015.com/photos/photo-gallery/basketball-3x3.html#gallery-10
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