BBC Sport - European Games: Baku ready for inaugural event
Baku ready for first European Games
- From the section Olympics
The first ever European Games gets underway on Saturday and Baku, in Azerbaijan, is ready to host more than 50 countries taking part in the multisport event.
BBC News' David McDaid reports from Baku on the event which will count towards Olympic qualification for the athletes taking part.
One of those is British number two table tennis player Paul Drinkhall who is hoping to win the tournament and seal automatic qualification for Rio 2016.