Baku, June 9, AZERTAC
The torch continues its journey around the city on the second day of Flame in Baku events.
Having arrived in the city on Sunday afternoon, received by President Ilham Aliyev, the Baku 2015 Flame is today touring nine of the Baku 2015 European Games’ eighteen venues as part of the ongoing Baku leg of the Journey of the Flame.
The Flame began Monday at the BMX Velopark, carried by torchbearer Balash Gasimov, winner of the Intellectual Games. It continued to the Baku Aquatics Centre, carried in the pool by Tatyana Nikitina, a member of the Azerbaijani Synchronized Swimming team.
At the Basketball Arena, the Torch was carried by Elkhan Aliyev, an Azerbaijani veteran of sport, before being passed to Seymour Orujov, head of the New Azerbaijan Party's Youth Association, at the Mountain Bike Velopark.