The European Games teams began arriving in Baku, Azerbaijan earlier this week and have been biding their time training, exploring the village, and participating in today’s opening ceremonies.
We’ve combed social media to bring the experience of the games to you. Enjoy!
Laura (that smile!), Silvia, and Andreea during their travels.
Lisa posted this great pic with Celine in front of the gymnastics arena.
Lieke Wevers has been pretty quiet, but she did share this delicious photo of her breakfast.
A blurry but adorable photo of the Norwegian gals during opening ceremonies.
Cindy and Gaelle after training.
The Austrian MAG and WAG teams pose in front of the flag.
Poland caught a glimpse of their gymnasts right in front during the opening ceremonies march.
More of the Danes, including Michelle in her beautiful glasses, Mette, and Linnea with their custom luggage.
I love the Danish ladies in Gabby Douglas GK training leos! I believe Mette captioned this “diamonds are a girls best friend.” 🙂
Jessica and Giulia (LOVE these glasses!) enjoying (or hating) an ice bath.
And here are the Swiss ladies with the Swiss lads, enjoying some time out in the village.
Israel’s Tzuf Feldon with Alexander Shatilov. Tzuf is the only Israeli woman to compete in Baku.
Here’s Georgina, Charlie, and Kelly on their flight over.
Charlie and Kelly enjoyed a bike ride during their free time, but Georgina couldn’t go because she had to take an exam!
It wasn’t all bike riding, though…here are the Brits after a hard day of training.
The host team gymnasts pose with the Azerbaijani athletes in front of the gorgeous village.
Alina Circene of Latvia poses in front of one of Baku’s monuments in the brightest sneakers I’ve ever seen.
And we’ll end with a fantastic picture of Vasiliki on her bed in the village (the comforters look a bit like the ones from London!). She hopes to kick butt on beam this week.
Thanks for this glimpse into your European Games lives, ladies! We wish everyone in Baku an excellent competition.
Article by Lauren Hopkins