London 2012 heroes Nicola Adams, Gemma Gibbons and Jade Jones will be in action on BT Sport this June as the channel broadcasts coverage of the inaugural European Games from Baku, Azerbaijan.

The European Games will be the continent’s first ever major multi-sport event as 50 nations compete across 20 sports over 17 days of action from 12-28 June.

Team GB will be competing in 13 disciplines at Baku 2015, with ten of these taking on extra significance as they offer opportunities to qualify for World Championships - which then, in turn, offer the chance for athletes to secure places at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

 

Baku 2015 in numbers

  • 20 sports
  • 50 nations
  • 6,000 athletes
  • 253 medal events

 

A number of familiar names from London 2012 are among the 153 athletes selected by the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB in Baku, including Nicola Adams - the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title.

“It will be great to compete again in the Team GB vest and I am really looking forward to the European Games,” said Adams.

“I have a very good track record in multi-sports events and I hope this will be another enjoyable experience and useful preparation for the Olympics in Rio next year.”

 

 

Taekwondo golden girl Jade Jones is another combat sport star from London 2012 heading to Azerbaijan, as is judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons who is hoping that a successful couple of weeks in Baku will kickstart her campaign for Olympic glory in 2016. 

“The Games are of increased significance for me because not only do they double up as the judo European Championships, they also represent an important step on our road to Rio with the chance to gain ranking points for the Olympic Games next summer,” said Gibbons.

BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch daily coverage of the games from Friday 12 June through to Sunday 28 June.