The XV European Youth Olympic Festival has opened in Baku. It will last for a week, until July 28. More than 3,500 athletes aged from 14 to 18 years from 50 European countries take part in the festival.
Competitions are held in ten sports: basketball, cycling, volleyball, handball, judo, athletics, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and tennis.
The Russian delegation includes 108 athletes. They will be present in all kinds of programs, except handball.
Before the start of competitions, the Russian team met with the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov and the General Secretary of ROC Anastasia Davydova. The meeting was attended by Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Azerbaijan Sergey Stepanov and Head of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Azerbaijan Valentin Denisov. They wished the young athletes successful participation in the festival.