Minister: European Games to raise Baku's chances to host 2024 Olympics

Mon 29 Dec 2014 09:30 GMT | 13:30 Local Time

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Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov has commented on the possible Baku bid to host the Summer Olympic Games 2024.

"The decision about Baku's bid to host the 2024 Olympics can be taken only by the head of state", quotes the minister as saying. "Now I cannot speak about it. But I can say that the struggle for hosting the 2024 Olympics will be fierce.
If earlier we were blamed for not having the experience of hosting complex events, after the European Games this argument will be inappropriate. The European Games will involve twice as many athletes as for example the Sochi Olympics.
We will always have a ready infrastructue. That is our both minuses will be eliminated and this will raise our chances".




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