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Baku: Sports Capital of the World?

Azerbaijan appears to be on a roll for hosting international sports events, and, like any serious competitive athlete in the race for gold, it wants all the experience it can get.

So, once the European Games wrap up on June 28, Baku plans to host a few other mega-sports events, too: a Formula One race in 2016, and then the Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017.

But that’s not all – it’s co-hosting the European soccer championship in 2020 and has set its sights on perhaps even the Summer Olympic Games in 2024.

Baku’s earlier Olympics bids failed, but the European Games left the city with some new, glittering sports infrastructure and the authorities are bent on making the most of it.

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Baku: Sports Capital of the World?

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