Baku, May 28, AZERTAC
Baku 2015 European Games today signed a broadcast deal for coverage of the inaugural event in Croatia.
The Baku 2015 competitions, which will take place between 12-28 June, will feature for 10 hours a day on the free-to-air Sportska Televizija (SPTV), which became the first television channel to be launched by a National Olympic Committee in 2011. SPTV will also screen the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as providing extensive promotional coverage of Croatian athletes.
Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “The Baku 2015 European Games are incredibly important for European sport, and that is why we have worked so hard to ensure that viewers across the continent and around the world are able to follow the competitions. Thanks to this agreement with SPTV, the Croatian public will be able to participate by supporting their athletes.”
Jura Ozmec, SPTV Editor in Chief, added: “'The European Games are a perfect fit for SPTV. There are 20 sports taking place in Baku, the vast majority of which are of great interest to Croatian viewers. Croatia will be represented in 18 of the sports and will hopefully be in medal contention throughout. We are fully committed to bringing this sporting festival to Croatia, and we are looking forward to the Opening Ceremony on 12 June. We have enjoyed partnering with BEGOC and together we will start a new chapter in European and Croatian sport.”
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place from 12 – 28 June 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. Almost 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Twelve of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Those sports include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012. The Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the EOC.
Tickets for Baku 2015 can be purchased directly from sales outlets, or bought online at www.baku2015.com/tickets. Online purchase confirmation receipts can then be exchanged at any of the city ticket outlets at the following locations: Park Bulvar, 28 Mall, Metro Park, the Heydar Aliyev Palace on Bulbul Avenue, Azerbaijan Cinema on A. Alizadeh Street, Nizami Street at the corner with Bulbul Avenue, Freedom Square, Tofiq Bahramov Stadium and ASAN Service Yasamal on Abbas Mirza Sharifzadeh Street, as well as at the Neftchilar, Ehmedli and Fountain Square McDonald’s restaurants.