The official logo for the Baku 2015 European Games was launched on November 23rd, as excitement for the events begins to ramp up. It was unveiled in Rome at the 42nd European Olympic Committees General Assembly, and its finalization is the latest in a series of momentous preparations undertaken by Baku.
The logo was presented to the world by Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports. Mr. Rahimov said in his presentation: “We are honoured to host the first-ever European Games and to welcome athletes and visitors from throughout Europe for this historic event in 2015. Our logo reflects the pride of our nation in its sporting heritage, our commitment to hospitality and welcoming our guests, and our position as an emerging center for sport, business and tourism in Europe and beyond.”
The logo was created by Azeri designer Adam Yusinov, who said that he “wanted to reflect the passion and aspirations that the people in Azerbaijanhave and share for these first ever European Games, to be innovative and inspirational in spirit and in sport. This is a celebratory logo which embodies that vision.”
The 2015 European Games will take place in June of 2015 in Baku.