Baku 2015 flame arrives in Saatlı

Saatlı, May 6, AZERTAC

The Baku 2015 flame has arrived in Saatli from Hajigabul.

Torchbearers were welcomed by thousands of local residents in Heydar Aliyev Avenue. At the European Games gate the flame was handed to pupil of Saatli district Ahmadbayli village secondary school, footballer Mirgiyas Giyasov.

Ten torchbearers then started their 2.9km long route and carried the flame into Heydar Aliyev Square to the sound of wild applause. Teacher of Alibayli village secondary school Vugar Namazov lit the flame of the European Games.

The event featured demonstration of a footage highlighting a ceremony to light the flame of Baku-2015 first European Games in Ateshgah temple.

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling champion Namaz Jafarov lit a special commemorative lamp which will remain lit and on display in Saatli until the Closing Ceremony of the Games.

The flame then continued its journey to the next destination, Sabirabad.

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