Ex-San Antonio Spurs forward praises First European Games in Azerbaijan

zarko-paspalj-spursAzerbaijan is currently hosting the inaugural European Games in the capital, Baku. The games will last till June 28.

Former San Antonio Spurs center Zarko Paspalj, currently the Vice President of Serbian Olympic Committee highly praised the event.

Serbia is represented at the games by 132 athletes.

Paspalj said the opening ceremony of the games was magnificent, as it reflected a perfect combination of tradition and culture of Azerbaijan.

More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

Paspalj also said that the opening ceremony clearly showed which place Azerbaijan holds in the modern Europe, adding that the country along with the Baku 2015 First European Games Organizing Committee did a great work.

The Athletes Village and all the sports venues have been constructed perfectly, Paspalj told Trend News Agency, adding that good conditions have been created for the athletes.

Paspalj played briefly in the NBA during the 1989-90 season for the San Antonio Spurs, after being signed as a free agent by the team. Paspalj appeared in 28 games (started in one), averaging 2.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg in 6.5 mpg.


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