Israel’s top athletes eye inaugural European Games as trial run for Olympics

The first European Games will get underway in Baku, Azerbaijan, in one month, meaning the schedule of Olympic Committee of Israel Secretary General Gili Lustig is particularly hectic these days.

Lustig is working fervently to put the finishing touches on Israel’s preparations for what is a sporting and logistical challenge matched only by the Olympic Games.

The inaugural edition of the European Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of Europe, will take place from June 12-28 and will feature more than 6,000 athletes from 50 nations competing in 20 sports.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Israels-top-athletes-eye-inaugural-European-Games-as-trial-run-for-Olympics-402906

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