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Azerbaijan hosting European Games has its pros and cons

Russia's David Belyavskiy during the men's gymnastics team event. There are 6,000 athletes from 50 nations competing in 20 sports, of which 16 are Olympic disciplines and 12 are using the games as an Olympic qualifier, Mr Clegg said.


IT has long seemed a curiosity that Europe, the continent where the Olympics were created and revived, did not have its own multi-sport extravaganza. Other continental blocs have had such events for decades: the Pan-American Games, the Asian Games, the All-Africa Games, even the