Baku 2015 Unveil Official Mascots

November 25, 2014

The Baku 2015 European Games has unveiled the official mascots for the inaugural sporting event.

The two mascots, price viagra Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate, have been inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage. They symbolise the country’s history and future.

The mascots will represent the first European Games across the world and also appear on branding to promote the event.

Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, said: “We are extremely happy to introduce Jeyran and Nar to the world, and we hope that they will come to represent the excitement of the inaugural European Games.

“As symbols of Baku 2015, they will inspire, excite and entertain a new generation of sports fans in Azerbaijan and will be visible around the city and the country in the coming months.”

Jeyran will become the cultural ambassador of the Games and will offer visitors to the country a glimpse into Azeribaijan’s rich heritage.

Nar is a pomegranate that symbolises unity in Azerbaijani folklore and features heavily in the Baku 2015 branding that is already being displayed extensively around the city.

Simon Clegg, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our mascots are important symbols of the inaugural European Games and we are delighted to be welcoming them to the Baku 2015 family.

“Jeyran will be an elegant cultural ambassador for the Games and for the rich heritage of Azerbaijan.

“Nar represents the energy, enthusiasm and fun of the Games and will be seen explaining and getting involved with the sports at our venues.”

Charlie Wijeratna, Baku 2015 Commercial Director, said: “We wanted to help bring the European Games to life in a playful and colourful way, and we hope that Jeyran and Nar will become popular across all of Azerbaijan as we look forward to hosting Europe’s elite athletes here at Baku 2015.

“The mascots have started life as flat illustrations, but will soon be animated, and of course transformed in three dimensions to form a part of the merchandising of the European Games.”

Baku 2015 will take place from June 12-28, 2015.