Sumgayit, June 1, AZERTAC
The official flame of the inaugural European Games has arrived in Sumgayit as hundreds of local residents took to the streets to welcome torchbearers.
At the symbolic gate of the European Games, the flame was handed to local youth activist Elvin Dadashov. The flame was then passed to 10 torchbearers who brought it to the Flag Square in the city center where a spectacular Festival of Fire was arranged.
Captain of Azerbaijan`s national chess team, international grandmaster Zeynab Mammadyarova took to the stage and lit the flame.
The flame was then transferred to a commemorative lamp that will remain on display in the city until the Closing Ceremony of the Games on June 28.
Local residents were treated to a video projection depicting the official capturing of the flame at Ateshgah.