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Baku to host inaugural European Games

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The Azerbaijan capital Baku will host the inaugural European Games in 2015 it was announced in Rome on Saturday after a motion to hold the continental Games was passed by a general assembly of the 49-member European Olympic Committees (EOC). 

A general view of Baku in 2011. The Azerbaijan capital Baku will host the inaugural European Games in 2015 it was announced in Rome on Saturday after a motion to hold the continental Games was passed by a general assembly of the 49-member European Olympic Committees (EOC).

The brainchild of EOC president Pat Hickey, who came up with the idea three years ago, he told AFP that the new event was not intended to be a rival to the Olympic Games.

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