Baku, July 2, AZERTAC
In his interview with AZERTAC, Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015 Azad Rahimov has said the agency successfully fulfilled its mission of the official media partner of the inaugural European Games.
"A reliable source as AZERTAC was crucial in terms of delivering successful European Games."
"In general I praise the work of the Azerbaijani media during the Games, but AZERTAC`s role was of huge importance. It is because the agency, which is producing news in 7 languages, is a source of accurate news. AZERTAC attaches particular importance to accuracy of the news it produces. In addition AZERTAC was the single largest Azerbaijani media organization at Baku 2015 in the capacity of the official media partner of the Games."
"AZERTAC focused its resources on promoting the inaugural European Games to both domestic and international audiences both before and during the Games. This included weekly features on international and Azerbaijani athletes competing at Baku 2015, as well as editorials promoting local 'human interest stories' around the Games."
The Minister said: "Internationally, AZERTAC has an important role to play, helping us build the brand of the European Games, which was shown to a global TV audience of millions."
"As you know some circles have been carrying out a smear campaign against Azerbaijan both before and during the Games. And AZERTAC has played an extremely crucial role in exposing and destroying this campaign."
On the European Games, the Minister said: "The first European Games will go down in sporting history. I am very proud of what has been achieved in Baku and the positive feedback we have been getting in terms of the setting, organization, hospitality and action. It has been a success for Azerbaijan, and will be a launching pad for future sporting events we will host. It is professionalism and dedication that lie behind Baku 2015 success."