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Azerbaijan’s European Games: Light on Rights, Heavy on Kookoo?

The European Games débuted on June 12 with a razzle-dazzle in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and over 6,000 athletes having a bed-and- breakfast on the government’s tab.

But, as with many other things, the Azerbaijani government has its rules about what exactly constitutes the right breakfast.

During their time in Baku, the European sports community and those individuals staying at certain hotels may find it hard to avoid having a kookoo egg, a traditional omelet, every morning.

Before the Games, officials “trademarked” a so-called “Azerbaijan Breakfast” and requested all major hotels to start serving it. Earlier this week, tourism officials presented the rights-protected breakfast to managers of high-end hotels in Baku and said they’ve came up with an unspecified quality-inspection system.

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Azerbaijan’s European Games: Light on Rights, Heavy on Kookoo?

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