Volunteers carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Games at the Olympic stadium in Baku on June 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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The Azeri organizers of the European Games are prepared for anti-Armenian sentiment from the home crowd, they said on Saturday, a day after the neighboring country's team was booed at the opening ceremony.Relations between the two nations have been tense for decades over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and thousands of Azeri spectators booed and jeered the Armenian team loudly as it entered the Olympic stadium during the athletes' parade on Friday evening.The Armenian team has sent 25 athletes to the June 12-28 event after the intervention of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last year.
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